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Casinos with the most restaurants show international flavor

Gambling on an empty stomach isn't fun. Who needs hunger headaches when you're trying to decide whether to split aces? Plus, many casinos offer restaurants with high-end chefs and great food. So if you're looking for plenty of restaurant options on your next trip, check out these places.

Singapore visitor wins jackpot at StarWorld

International News Brief: A visitor from Singapore yesterday won a 1.04 million Hong Kong dollar jackpot at StarWorld casino.

2008 APT Macau winner crowned

Yevgeniy Timoshenko, a highly rated player from the United States of Ukrainian descent has won the 2008 APT Macau, Asia's largest guaranteed tournament, at the glamourous Galaxy StarWorld.

International Gambling College expands throughout Asia

International Gambling College is introducing serious gambling students to state-of-the-art player training methods, and prepares to expand its training to people in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Zaia opens at Venetian Macao-Resort

Zaia, the very first permanent Cirque du Soleil production to open in Asia, celebrated its world premiere on August 28, 2008 at the Venetian Macao- Resort-Hotel to coincide with the 1st anniversary of its host resort-hotel.

Las Vegas Sands opens second Macao property

Las Vegas Sands Corp. today celebrated the opening of its second Cotai Strip property, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao.

APT invites Michael Phleps to Macao

With the recent revelation by 8 time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps that he is a big poker fan, the Asian Poker Tour have invited him to stop off on his way home and play in the APT Maca0 next week.

Sands exec calms Macao fears

A week before the opening of Las Vegas Sands' newest $1 billion addition to Macau's Cotai Strip, company President Bill Weidner downplayed Chinese media reports that the government wants to slow visitation into the gambling enclave.

Macau casino shares hit after visa changes rumors

International News Brief: Shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp., MGM Mirage and others tumbled this week after Portuguese news service Lusa reported that Beijing might make it harder for mainland Chinese to visit Macao.

G2E Asia debuts new pavillion

Global Gaming Expo Asia 2009 will mark the debut of the new Design, Décor & Hospitality Pavilion, which will showcase the latest trends, products and services in this increasingly important sector of the Asian gaming market.

Brothers' rival bid at APT

Titan Poker is sending two talented brothers to China this August for the second stop on the 2008 Asian Poker Tour.

Police nab dealer for stealing HK$300,000 chips

International News Brief: A casino dealer who allegedly stole HK$300,000 worth of chips for gambling and repaying debts was arrested by the Macau Police (PJ) yesterday.

Malaysian Islamic party abandons gambling, alcohol ban plans

International News Brief: Malaysia's conservative Islamic party PAS has shelved a proposal to ban gambling in the four states it rules with its political allies.

Youth Force, Maoist cadres in Nepal casino turf war

International News Brief: 500 YF members descended on Casino Everest today with an intention to attack the Maoist-affiliated employees.

Doyle Brunson attends APT

The Asian Poker Tour reports that the Godfather of Poker, Doyle Brunson, will be attending the APT's Macao tournament.

Inside gaming: Trying times loom for Sands in Macau

Visa restrictions imposed by the Chinese government that curtail mass-market visitation to Macau hurt Las Vegas Sands Corp. more than any other casino operator.

World Poker Tour hits India

WPT Enterprises, Inc. and ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited announced that the World Poker Tour television series will air on Zee Sports, India’s first private sports channel, this September.

Inside gaming column: Macau casinos face Olympic hurdle

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

Poker pros get ready to APT

The list of renowned poker pros participating in the Macau leg of this year's Asian Poker Tour has just gotten longer.

SIGA inks deal with Taiwan group

International News Brief: Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has inked a casino deal with the Thao tribe.

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