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Up to 2 casinos in Taiwan?

International news brief: Taiwan decides no more than two casino resorts would be licensed initially, if approved by residents in referendums.

Macau still worth a gamble: analysts

News brief: Some analysts are adamant fears about Macau's demise are premature.

Adelson eyes Macau dissent as top aide vacates office

International news brief: Adelson expresses concern over Ho’s protectionist comments.

Chinese sports officials want liberal gambling laws

International news brief: Sports officials at the annual meeting of China's parliament said liberalizing gambling laws could help China survive the global economic downturn.

Singapore casino to hire 4,500

International news brief: The Marina Bay Sands is looking to hire 4,500 people to be dealers, pit supervisors, gaming table technicians and surveillance personnel.

Macau moves to protect jobs of locals in casinos

International news brief: Front-line staffers working in Macau casinos are now required to wear name tags, so that non-local employees can be distinguished' from local ones.

Wynn posts net loss in fourth quarter

Wynn Resorts said its net loss in the fourth quarter was $159.6 million due to a nearly $100 million tax expense and falling revenues Vegas casinos.

LV Sands facing cost overruns in Singapore

International news brief: Las Vegas Sands and Genting International have both been hit hard by spiraling construction costs on their respective casino projects.

China: 20 jailed over billion dollar online gambling

International news brief: Twenty people involved in a 1-billion US-dollar online soccer gambling case were fined and sentenced to prison terms by Shanghai court.

LV Sands profits continue to plummet

A revenue dip in Macau helped send Las Vegas Sands to a fourth quarter net loss of $111.3 million

Goa government under fire for casino ships

International news brief: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Wednesday says state’s casino policy will be reviewed in relation to offshore gambling licences for ships.

Public still divided over casinos

International news brief: Recent survey showed public remain divided over whether Taiwan should develop casinos.

China's biggest online gambling case on trial

International news brief: Twenty suspects in arguably China's biggest online gambling case, involving 6.6 billion yuan ($966 million), stood trial in Shanghai yesterday.

INSIDE GAMING: Taiwan beaches ready for action

Las Vegas casino veteran Larry Woolf is looking to manage a beachfront casino resort in Taiwan.

Macau visitor numbers leap in 2008: govt

International news brief: Number of visitors to Macau rose 11 percent in 2008 despite the economic downturn and visa curbs on mainland travellers.

Salaries slashed at James Packer's casino Crown Macau

International news brief: Crown Macau staff have taken a haircut of up to 8 per cent on their wages.

Taiwan approves gambling enclaves

International news brief: Taiwan's parliament has voted to legalise gambling on outlying islands, in hopes of boosting the economy and attracting tourists.

Cambodian official suspended over slots

International news brief: The director of the Phnom Penh tourism authority was suspended for illegally licensing slot machine parlors.

Korean housewives busted for illegal gambling

International news brief: Police arrested a group of housewives for illegally gambling at an unauthorized house run by crime figures.

Jupiters Vanuatu to open soon

International news brief: A new and vibrant boutique Casino is on target to open its doors at the Sebel Port Vila in February after the Chinese New Year celebrations.

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