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Architect Named for Genting Bid

International News Brief: An architect whose imprint can be found on stainless steel tea kettles around the world, as well as Florida's Walt Disney World Resort, has been unveiled as the creative force behind Genting International's Sentosa bid.

PanAsian Poker Tour Debuts

PanAsia Poker Tour will debut its Pan-Asian Tour in Manila, The Philippines.

Flights Bring Another Asian Tourism Push

New flight service from Asia to Las Vegas is giving tourism officials fresh opportunities to show off the city's recreational assets.

Sands Progresses With Cotai Plans

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has begun construction on its last two resort locations in Macau that will ultimately bring to the Chinese community 10 different hotel brands with a combined 9,400 rooms.

LV Sands Starts on Last Cotai Strip Properties

Las Vegas Sands Corp. reports today that the company, after receiving the necessary licenses and approvals, has begun construction activities on the last two sites of the Cotai Strip's first phase.

Asian Poker Classic Goes to India

Asian Poker Classic is bringing poker to India with title sponsor, MaharajahClub.com -- the first major professional poker tournament in the country.

Macau Gaming Taxes Up

International News Brief: The government of the Macao Special Administrative Region has collected $1.5 billion in direct gaming taxes in the first eight months of the year, a year-on-year rise of 14.4 percent.

Former NYC Mayor Giuliani is Consultant for Casino Project

International News Brief: Eighth Wonder, one of four bidders vying for Singapore's second casino license, on Sunday said former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is a security consultant for the project.

South Korea Shuts Down Gambling Sites

nternational News Brief: The South Korean government is continuing to shut down access to Korean-language gambling Web sites, whose operations are based in foreign countries.

South Korean Illegal Casino Busted

International News Brief: A South Korean investigation reveals an illegal casino had raked in 130 billion won from 43,000 gamblers.

AFC Official: Legalized Betting will Curb Corruption

International News Brief: A legalised betting system is vital to winning the battle against match-fixing, according to Asian Football Confederation general secretary Peter Velappan.

Packer's Macau Plans Hit Snag

International News Brief: James Packer's dream of building a $3 billion casino business in Macau suffered a major setback yesterday when the Hong Kong Stock Exchange blocked moves for a US listing designed to help finance the project.

Jeff Simpson Reflects on Eye-Opening Journey to Magical Land of Macau

Jeff Simpson shares a few thoughts from his visit to Macau for the Wynn Macau opening.

Macau Fast Becoming Vegas Strip Far East

With dazzling fireworks and his trademark signature shining crisply at the arching top of his hotel the casino developer who helped change the face of Las Vegas staked out his latest ground, opening the 600-room Wynn Macau.

IR Jackpot Could be Bigger Than Predicted

International News Brief: The Singapore casino windfall could be bigger than anything anybody projected.

WPT Signs with Asian Channels

WPT Enterprises, Inc. has inked pacts with Macau Cable in Macau and MediaCorp in Singapore to air its flagship show, World Poker Tour.

Gaming Industry: Gaming Stocks End Slide

A gaming stock index rose modestly in August as excitement over next week's opening of Wynn Macau pulled the group out of a sharp three-month slide.

Alleged South Korean Gambling Kingpin Arrested

International News Brief: Prosecutors in South Korea have arrested a comedian-turned-entrepreneur who they believe is a central figure in a recent nationwide gambling scandal.

Japanese Bank to Woo Customers with ATM Roulette Game

International News Brief: Japanese banks have long had a reputation for poor service but at least one is trying something new -- wooing customers with an opportunity to try their hand at Lady Luck.

Citizens Proclaim War Against Gambling

International News Brief: A hundred and sixty South Korean senior citizens have launched a nationwide campaign to root out gambling.

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