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Asian casinos need strong surveillance against cheats

International News Brief: Asia's casinos need strong internal controls and surveillance to guard against organized efforts to cheat them, a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wednesday.

Interpol plans second operation to curb illegal soccer gambling

International News Brief: Interpol plans to launch a second operation to curb illegal soccer gambling in Asia soon

Macau revenues close in on Vegas

International News Brief: Gaming revenues in the southern Chinese territory of Macau soared last year, beating expectations and rivalling proceeds from the Las Vegas region.

The Palazzo makes its long-awaited grand debut in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Sands company spares no expense in unveiling its new $1.9 billion resort that, when combined with The Venetian and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, make up the world's biggest indoor structure.

Macao gaming revenue surges

International News Brief: Macao casinos saw their gaming revenue surge to 83 billion patacas in 2007, up 46.6 percent compared with 2006, according to the latest statistics released by the government's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau

Casino de Genting tops list of casinos with most hotel rooms

Casino City digs into its in-depth data to come up with a Top-10 list of casino hotels by the number of rooms available. While Malaysia's Casino de Genting leads the list with more than 6,000 rooms, the other nine properties all reside in Las Vegas.

Philippines casino gets picketers

International News Brief: Officials and students of the Angeles University Foundation on Wednesday began holding pickets in front of a casino that is scheduled to open tomorrow at the city’s University Belt.

Las Vegas Sand wins Macao ruling

Las Vegas Sands Corp. reports that the Macao Intermediate Court has removed an interim injunction that had suspended the company's entitlement to operate a ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao.

Odds stacked against Israeli caisno

International News Brief: Knesset Interior Committee Chairman Ophir Paz-Pines warned Tourism Ministry officials on Tuesday - there won't be a legal casino in Israel anytime soon.

Las Vegas Sands completes initial funding for Singapore project

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has completed the initial funding of SGD $2.0 billion under its credit facility for the development of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Racing returns to China, betting could return in 2009

International News Brief: Organized gambling on horse races might return to China next year for the first time since the ruling Communist Party seized power in 1949.

China considers legalized horse racing

International News Brief: The Chinese mainland could see its first official bet placed on a horse race since the founding of the People's Republic of China

VODone not affected by lottery rule changes

VODone Limited states that its business partner, VODone Telemedia Co., Ltd. is not affected by recent changes in China's lottery regulations, for its income stream has been strengthened by its diversified Internet business.

Israel's first casino to be built in Eilat

International News Brief: Tourism Ministry officials to apportion 12 acres of land on Eilat's northern shore for Israel's first legal casino.

Japan considers legalizing casinos

International News Brief: Japan could soon follow in Macau's footsteps by overhauling its strict gaming laws and aiming to lure rich Asian tourists to boost its economy if Japanese lawmakers approve a bill to legalise casinos in the country.

Genting Highlands wins top award

International News Brief: Genting Highlands Resort defeated many a familiar name in the casino business to win the prestigious International Travel Award at the 14th Annual World Travel Awards Gala ceremony.

Macau gaming numbers break records

International News Brief: Macau casino revenues recorded a record high 8.1 billion patacas in December, closing the year with a total 8.3 billion patacas in gaming revenues.

Vietnam considers legalized casinos

International News Brief: Vietnam is considering the possibility of legalizing different forms of gambling to better manage the activities and get bigger funds.

Top-10 Casinos for Slots

If slots are your game, this is the list for you as we rank the Top-10 casinos by the number of slot machines they feature.

Wynn Macau addition to open month early

Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company run by casino developer Steve Wynn, will open its Macau expansion one month earlier than planned.

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