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Thai official wants lottery law delayed

International News Brief: National Legislative Assembly member Chamlong Srimuang handed a letter to Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont this afternoon, asking him to slow down the process to make two- and three-digit lottery operations lawful.

Hong Kong casino plan rejected

International News Brief: The local government has refused to consider building a casino anywhere in Hong Kong, siding with majorities in both the functional and geographical constituencies in the Legislative Council.

Thai online baccarat den busted

International News Brief: The Bangkok police raided a TV production house opposite the Crime Suppression Police headquarters, which doubled as a gambling den for internet baccarat players.

4 ex-Yamato workers held over gambling

International News Brief: Four former employees of an affiliate of Yamato Transport Co., a major delivery company, have been arrested on suspicion of gambling on professional baseball games at their offices, police said.

Indonesian official dismisses legalized gambling idea

International News Brief: Governor Sutiyoso has dismissed the idea of legalizing gambling in Kepulauan Seribu regency, a concept rekindled from the 1960s administration of former governor Ali Sadikin, which is currently being floated at the City Council.

Morton's to open at Macau Venetian casino

A new Morton's Steakhouse fine- dining restaurant will be opening in the Macau Venetian Casino Resort.

Nevadan at work: Tourism official works to show Chinese that Nevada is more than Las Vegas

Karen (Hongxia) Chen, who studied English in Reno and learned to ski at Lake Tahoe, works in Beijing for the Nevada Commission on Tourism.

The Venetian Macau hosts World-Class Basketball

Las Vegas Sands" Venetian Macau will host the upcoming exhibition basketball game between the Chinese National Men's Team and the National Basketball Association Development League's Albuquerque Thunderbirds.

PGI approved for Progressive Baccarat in Macau

Progressive Gaming International Corporation has received approval for its Progressive Baccarat table game. Progressive Baccarat combines the excitement of Baccarat with the Company's progressive technology.

Wynn Resorts Expands in Macau

Wynn Resorts, Limited announced today the further expansion of Wynn Macau.

Singapore gaming: Island dreams

Mark Advent, the man behind the New York-New York megaresort on the Strip that helped change the face of Las Vegas, is hoping to bring some of his creativity to Singapore.

PGMI opens new store

PGMI, Inc.reports the successful grand opening of the newly completed Bando store in Japan's Ibaragi Prefecture.

Venetian Macao capacity increased

Las Vegas Sands Corp. reported increases in the projected gaming capacity planned for its developments on the Cotai Strip.

Eighth Wonder proposal revealed

Eighth Wonder, a Las Vegas casino developer vying to build Singapore's second casino-resort, Tuesday unveiled its proposal which included wedding pavilions designed by Vera Wang and a soccer stadium named after soccer legend Pele.

Singapore license announced in December

nternational News Brief: The winning bid for a multi-billion-dollar casino complex on Singapore's resort island Sentosa is to be announced in early December, National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan said in remarks published today.

PBL, Melco buy land for third casino

International News Brief: Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and its Hong Kong partner Melco are believed to have paid $260 million to buy the land for their third Macau casino.

Official: Singapore will thrive

International News Brief: Big US corporations are already operating casino destinations in Macau, and industry leaders say Singapore and China have developed a good strategy to compete.

Analysts: Macau to top Las Vegas

International News Brief: Macau has become the world's top gambling destination, analysts said Wednesday, after the latest earnings figures from the southern Chinese territory showed it had probably topped Las Vegas.

Gaming industry looks to Asia

With the fallout of the tightened gaming and gambling laws in the US now becoming clear it is with interest that the gaming industry looks further a field for new long term revenue streams with Mobile Gambling set to be a major strategy in the Asia Pac region .

Leighton puts a bet on Wynn casino job

International News Brief: Leighton Holdings is hoping to get another $US1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) casino construction deal in Macau from Las Vegas casino veteran Steve Wynn.

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