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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.

MGM announces nongaming hotel project in China

MGM Mirage and its Chinese joint-venture partner announced their first nongaming hotel project in mainland China on Wednesday.

Packer expected to enter Philippines deal

International News Brief: James Packer is expected to sign a $1.5-billion deal to build a hotel and casino resort in the Philippines.

Macao ferry service adds more sailings

Cotai Waterjets Limited reports that beginning on June 10, 2008 the Cotai Strip CotaiJet high-speed ferry service will initiate evening sailings and operate with more frequent service during important peak hours.

Macau APT prize pool grows

Elated with the success of its Manila event, the Asian Poker Tour has upped the ante and announced a $1,500,000 guaranteed prize pool for its next event in Macau.

Saab wins RP leg of Asian Poker Tour

International News Brief: Australian national David Saab emerged as the top winner of the 2008 Asian Poker Tour.

AGV film looks at poker in China

Asian Gaming Ventures releases a new documentary film entitled "Holdem China", which investigates the Texas Holdem Poker phenomenon spreading across China.

Las Vegas Sands bets on new Cirque show

International News Brief: Las Vegas Sands Corp. offered a peek at a $150-million Cirque du Soleil show that will open at the Venetian Macao.

Turkey arrests two Sportingbet employees

The detentions appear to be part of a larger crackdown on Suberbahis, Sportingbet's Turkish-facing business.

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