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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.

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.

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