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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.

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.

Top-10 Largest Casinos

A ranking of the largest casinos in the world as well as what fills up these spacious gaming floors.

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.

Ama to commence operations at Crown Macau

Melco PBL Entertainment is expecting Ama International Limited to commence operations at Crown Macau in mid-December.

Highlights from CAC Macau and Farewell Casino City!

I am back from Macau, and the rumors are true- I am leaving Casino City and joining Everest Affiliates on Wednesday, December 5th as the Property (brand) Marketing Manager. Yes, I will still be in Boston, yes, I will still be attending online gaming conferences, and yes, I will continue to write for your reading pleasure and enjoyment.

Vietnamese official hints at future casinos

International News Brief: Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung said that casinos might be allowed at a suitable time later on a trial basis.

Taiwan gambling institute established

International News Brief: The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology has established the first Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming in Taiwan.

Las Vegas Sands initiates Macao, Hong Kong service

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has initiated high-speed ferry service between Hong Kong's Macao Ferry Terminal at Shun Tak Centre and Macao's newly opened Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal on Macao's Taipa Island.

Casino exec: Taiwan casinos could generate billions

International News Brief: Casinos in Taiwan may generate $3 billion in total annual revenue should the island legislate to legalize the industry, according to Las Vegas-based industry magnate Larry J. Woolf.

Israel's tourism minister tags casino bill as primary goal

International News Brief: Tourism Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch reports that he intended to turn Eilat's future casino venture to the city's main tourist attraction..

Macau plans to raise casino age minimum

International News Brief: Macau is planning to raise from 18 to 21 the minimum age at which a person can legally gamble, chief executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah told lawmakers yesterday.

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