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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.

Macau hotel lifts Wynn Resorts' profits

The slumping Las Vegas economy drove down revenue at the company's Wynn Las Vegas for the three months that ended June 30. But results from Wynn Macau offset the losses.

PacificNet sponsors slots tournament

PacificNet Game has become a slot game promotion and competition sponsor in partnership with Sociedade de Jogos de Macau at SJM slot halls in Macao, China.

Savan Casino picks Agilysis

Agilysys, Inc. reports that Savan Vegas Hotel & Casino in Savannakhet, Laos has selected a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions

Wynn mulls $3 billion listing

International News Brief: Steve Wynn is considering a secondary listing for his casino and hotel group in Hong Kong, a move that could raise as much as $3 billion and would probably rank as the largest listing on the Hong Kong bourse this year

SJM debuts on Hong Kong exchange

International News Brief: This week sees the long-awaited listing debut of billionaire tycoon Stanley Ho's Macau casino operations in Hong Kong.

Las Vegas Sands seeks to raise billions

News Brief: Las Vegas Sands Corp. is seeking to raise $7 billion in loans for its Macau project.

IOC to monitor suspicious gambling

International News Brief: The International Olympic Committee has introduced new anti-gambling measures to quash any suspicion about results at the Olympic Games in China.

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