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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.

Bets are off for Macau gambling boom

International news brief: About 12,000 Macau construction workers have lost their jobs so far.

Vietnam: Government to issue decree on casinos

International news brief: Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed in principle to the construction of a large tourism centre with a casino.

LV Sands lays off 500 in Macau

News brief: The Venetian Macau cut 500 employees, including 100 managers, in another sign of the hard economic times hitting the Chinese gambling enclave.

Singapore extends smoking ban

International news brief: Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) is widening the list of smoke-free places in the Asian city-state.

Six Brits arrested and fined for playing bingo at Turkish holiday resort

International news brief: Six British holidaymakers have been arrested for playing bingo in Turkey.

Macau casino stocks soar in Hong Kong trading

News brief: Analysts believe traveling restrictions on mainland Chinese gamblers will be relaxed.

Congressman's former campaign manager subpoenaed

News brief: Unnamed sources believe that the former campaign manager of U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays used re-election funds to gamble.

Cambodia imposes slot machine ban

International news brief: The government has banned slots at entertainment clubs but will allow them in many of the country's hotels.

BMM signs testing agreement with Macau Polytechnic Institute

The two will establish a testing center for gaming devices and will support the development of gaming standards.

South Korean baseball players busted for illegal online gambling

International news brief: Between 12 and 14 baseball players played Baccarat on an internet site, according to prosecutors.

Macau revenue rises for first time in two months

Gaming revenue grew 3 percent in November as Macau casinos collected $940 million compared to $920 million in November 2007.

Sri Lanka: Govt. revenue from casinos increase rapidly

International news brief: Government revenue collection from the Casino clubs in terms of Betting and Gaming Levy has seen a rapid increase in Sri Lanka.

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