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Las Vegas Sands making quiet push for Florida casinos

Las Vegas Sands has been working behind the scenes with Florida lawmakers on legislation that would create casinos in Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami and the state's panhandle region.

More families of foreigners seeking casino exclusions

Volume of casino exclusion orders applied for by foreigners families has doubled in Singapore in past six months.

Macau casinos collect $2.5 billion in February

The Chinese New Year holiday helped fuel Macau casinos to collect $2.5 billion in gaming revenue last month.

Singapore rivals Crown

Rival Singapore may be chipping away at Crown's high rollers.

Melco Crown reports profit for second quarter in a row

Melco Crown reports Q4 net income of $16.3 million and increased visitor numbers at Macau properties.

Vietnam casino refuses to pay $55 million prize

Man sues Vietnam casino over $55.5 million disputed jackpot payout.

Macau: Casino operators want meeting about non-smoking bill

Macau's casino operators are looking for a meeting with legislators to discuss the proposed smoking ban.

Singapore: Marina Bay Sands seeks land to expand

Marina Bay Sands needs land to expand, such is the extent of its success.

Adelson envisions a "mini Las Vegas Strip" in Spain

Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson said Thursday he wants to create a $20 billion "mini Las Vegas Strip" in either Madrid or Barcelona.

Japan: Police seek to charge sumo wrestlers

For the first time ever in Sumo history, police intend to lay charges against two sumo wrestlers for illegal gambling.

Macau Poker Cup to begin next week

The Macau Poker Cup kicks off on Feb. 21 with signs pointing to a record-breaking week for PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa.

Singapore: Two arrested for using false identity cards

Two arrested at Resorts World Sentosa for using false identity cards to gain entry.

Singapore: Foreign workers offered ability to apply for self-exclusion

National Council on Problem Gaming sends letters via employers to let foreign workers know they can apply for voluntary self-exclusion from Singapore casinos.

Syria: Damascus Casino may close

Controversial unlicensed Syrian casino may close soon.

Singapore could be second only to Macau in 2011

Only a year since the first resort opened, Singapore now poised to become Asia-Pacific's second largest gaming market within 2011.

Success in Singapore leads operators to look towards Asia

Other Asian markets may be looking to copy the Singapore model after the island country has seen great success with two new hotel-casinos.

Stanley Ho drama heats up in Macau

Three of Stanley Ho's four wives and 17 of his children are tussling over their share of his estimated $3 billion in assets.

Australia: Sport wants match-fixing law

After Pakistan cricket scandal, Australian sports body calls for national legislation to tackle match-fixing and sport related corruption.

Lawmaker wants regulation on casino shuttle bus impact

Macau lawmaker raises issues around explosion in number of casino shuttle buses and their impact, asks for regulation and monitoring.

Debt follows man home from Macau

Melco chase punter in Vancouver, BC who owes them 3 and a half million HK dollars.

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