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Chinese customers at the newly-opened 3,000-room Venetian Macau are experiencing a taste of Las Vegas-style gambling, glitz and luxury on a massive scale.

Tourists seized for playing bingo

International News Brief: Two British women were seized by police after being caught playing bingo in a bar while on holiday in Turkey.

Golden Sun Profits, Macau Success sign deal

Golden Sun Profits Limited and Macau Success signed a conditional Sale and Purchase Agreement.

GSA, Macao Polytechnic Institute sign deal

Gaming Standards Association has signed a memo of understanding with the Macao Polytechnic Institute.

Las Vegas Sands' effort hits snag in court

A District Court judge has set back efforts by casino operator Sheldon Adelson to keep sealed pretrial depositions and other business information that his attorneys said could threaten the billionaire's growing Chinese operations.

Wynn's shares tumble

News Brief: Shares in his Wynn Resorts tumbled nearly 10 percent after a casino analyst at Morgan Stanley said Wynn had wildly overestimated the action he expected at his extravagant new Wynn Macau casino.

Singapore company wins Philippines casino bid

International News Brief: A Singapore-based company has won the Bureau of Internal Revenue's bidding for M/V Philippine Dream, a floating casino in Cebu, Philippines.

Gambling loss case involving APB begins in High Court

International News Brief: Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore will appear in court to answer claims made by four foreign banks on their financial losses arising from bogus loans obtained by their former finance manager.

Catching up to Las Vegas

When the Macau government opened its gambling market to foreign investment a few years ago, it sought companies that could help transform the Chinese seaport into a top luxury resort destination.

Packer plans third Macau casino

International News Brief: James Packer's third Macau casino, Trinity, is expected to cost at least $675 million and open in late 2010.

GPI delivers Wynn Macau order

Gaming Partners International Corporation has completed delivery of Bourgogne et Grasset gaming chips with Magellan/PGIC 13.56MHz RFID for the recently completed expansion of Wynn Macau.

Elixir delivers Philippines order

Elixir Gaming Technologies has delivered agreements for the placement of 700 slot machines to Manila Prince Hotel & Casino and Isis Slot Club in the Philippines.

Venetian Macau uses GPI chips

Gaming Partners International Corporation reports that the Venetian Macau opened on August 28, 2007 with GPI's high security chips in use on all 870 tables in the casino.

Casino magnate promises to return looted sculpture to China

International News Brief: Casino magnate Stanley Ho has paid $8.9 million Cdn for a bronze horse head from China's imperial palace and says he will return it to China.

Shuffle Master reports Macau malfunctions

Shuffle Master, Inc. reports that Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau ordered that a number of Stargames’ slot machines be turned off at various casinos and slot halls in Macau.

Harrah's acquires Macau Orient Golf

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. reports that its subsidiary, Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., has acquired Macau Orient Golf.

Jeff Simpson on reducing the number of illegal workers

Jeff Simpson on federal Homeland Security Department plans to begin enforcing workplace regulations that will require businesses to screen their employees to make sure their Social Security numbers match their names.

Everest Casino offers Arabian Nights promotion

Everest Casino today announced that the online casino was beginning a month-long promotion that gives players the chance to win an expenses-paid trip to Dubai, UAE.

Venetian Macao a top must-see destination

Since opening to the public, The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel has continued to attract an unprecedented amount of visitors.

Taiwan's first casino plans revealed

International News Brief: Amazing Holdings Plc, a development company helmed by Nevada gambling tycoon Larry Woolf, said it will start building a $50 million five-star resort in January as part of a plan to win Taiwan's first casino license.

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