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Macau university offers casino exec course

International News Brief: Upcoming Macau gaming executives will learn how to handle enthusiastic Chinese gamers and casino halls filled with new year holiday crowds at a course to be offered for the first this year.

GPI completes MGM Grand Macau order

Gaming Partners International Corporation reports that it completed delivery of over 2 million Bourgogne et Grasset gaming chips and 25,000 plaques for the opening of MGM Grand Macau.

Astro issues new shares

International News Brief: Astro, a Taiwan-based developer of arcade/casino gaming machines, will issue 6.50 million new shares to raise an estimated US$13.4 million.

Inside gaming column: Monte Carlo guest flees fire, keeps slot jackpot

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

Macao building boom

International News Brief: In Q4, 23 Macao hotel projects were under construction while 33 others were subject to examination and approval by the authorities.

Macau lawmaker pushes for stronger gaming regulations

International News Brief: Macao's current gaming laws should be amended in a bid to strengthen the gambling regulations of relatives of casino employees, said lawmaker Angela Leong On Kei, on Tuesday.

Macau.com offers hotel offer

Macau.com is offering free second night stays in March for selected hotel bookings made on Macau.com.

Inside gaming column: Wynn dips, but analysts saw it coming

The one-day drop of nearly $9 per share in the value of Wynn Resorts Ltd., less than 24 hours after the company reported earnings, was expected, according to Wall Street analysts.

Wynn Resorts posts profit

Wynn Resorts Ltd. showed its reliance on the Macau gambling market Tuesday.

Macau shines in uniqueness

International News Brief: Macau’s real success, big enough to justify the billions invested, won’t be as Asia’s Las Vegas but as the world’s only Macau.

Why Vegas courts China

The financial windfall that arrives with Chinese New Year is only a fraction of what’s in store for Las Vegas.

Resorts World secures financing

International News Brief: Genting International Plc says its Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd has secured 4.2 billion Singapore dollars in funding for the development of its casino resort project on Sentosa island.

Top-10 casinos by number of employees

Casino de Genting in Malaysia tops our list with 13,000 employees in the fold, but the two Connecticut-based casinos aren't far behind while four Las Vegas properties make the cut.

India Poker Tour in autumn

The India Poker Tour will take place in Autumn 2008 and comprises four fabulous tournaments that will attract some of India’s and the world’s best players to do battle for their share of an expected $1 million.

Crown Macau wins awards

Melco PBL Entertainment reports that Crown Macau, has won the “Best Casino Interior Design Award” in the 1st “International Gaming Awards 2008” recently held in London, UK.

Scientific Games, China Sports Lottery Printing sign deal

Scientific Games reports that it has signed a contract for the manufacturing of instant tickets with China Sports Lottery Printing, Ltd.

Ponte 16 ready for grand opening

Macau Success Limited reports the grand opening of its flagship project, Ponte 16, a world-class integrated casino-entertainment resort on 1 February 2008.

High rollers boost Crown Macau numbers

International News Brief: Uber-rich VIPs are now gambling $8 billion a month in James Packer's once problem-plagued Crown Macau casino, somewhat reviving its fortunes.

Bodog expands Chinese presence

Already having opened a Chinese hotline to offer world-class customer service last year, Bodog is stepping up its effort by launching a brand new Chinese web page to assist its increasing number of Chinese customers.

Macau has best casino security

International News Brief: Macau casinos have the tightest and most modern security of all the world's gaming venues, said the chief of the Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau yesterday.

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