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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.

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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.

Wynn Macau expansion to open on December 24th, 2007

The Wynn Macau expansion will open Monday, December 24th; approximately one month earlier than anticipated.

Macau casinos losing billions to illegal side betting

International News Brief: Casinos in the world's gambling capital Macau may have lost more than 2.5 billion US dollars a year to illegal side bets in their VIP rooms, a news report said Monday.

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Israeli official bets on casino

International News Brief: Tourism Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch on Monday said he plans to push hard for a legal gambling house in the southern city of Eilat, Israel.

Singapore sets up gambling advisory panel

International News Brief: An International Advisory Panel has been set up to advise Singapore on issues related to problem gambling and addictions.

International panel set up to advise on problem gambling issues

International News Brief: An International Advisory Panel (IAP) has been set up to advise Singapore on issues related to problem gambling and addictions.

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