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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.

Las Vegas Sands Reaches New Heights in Macau

Las Vegas Sands Corp. marked another milestone today with a ceremony celebrating the topping off of The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel.

Experts: Japan Gaming Won't Affect Singapore's Resorts

International News Brief: Some market watchers say the emergence of the gaming sector in Japan is not likely have a major impact on Singapore's integrated resorts.

Winnie Ho's Lawyer Beaten

International News Brief: Hong Kong is reeling after a prominent lawyer representing the Winnie Ho, estranged sister of Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho, in a bitter feud was beaten by three men wielding baseball bats.

LV Sands' Team Finds Success in Asia

Las Vegas Sands Corp. and its team of Meetings, Incentive, Convention, and Exhibition professionals continue to assemble the world's top trade show organizers to support the company's burgeoning presence in Asia.

LV Sands Eyes Japan

International News Brief: Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's largest gaming operator, is keen to build a casino in Japan once Asia's richest economy moves to legalise casinos.

Marina Bay Sands Agreement Signed

The development of The Marina Bay Sands integrated resort was given a formal kick-start as Las Vegas Sands Corp. and the Singapore Tourism Board signed the official Development Agreement today.

Macau Casino Tax Revenues Up

nternational News Brief: The government of the Macau Special Administrative Region has collected 10.81 billion patacas in direct gaming taxes in the first seven months of the year, a year-on-year rise of 13.7 percent.

Vietnamese Transport Official Bet $1.53 Million in 2005

International News Brief: Police have completed their probe into a multi-million dollar gambling case and concluded the director of a state road-building agency bet away US$1.53 million on football via three bookmakers in 2005.

South Korean Government Accused in Gambling Scandal

International News Brief: South Korea’s largest opposition Grand National Party on Monday suggested that a number of governing camp leaders have been involved in a video gambling scandal.

Oro City Group Supports Casino

nternational News Brief: Members of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation Inc. have expressed their support for the establishment of a casino in the Filipino city.

Chips Down as Ho Feels Foreign Influx

International News Brief: In frank comments widely quoted in Hong Kong this week, Mr Ho grumbled about the pressure he was feeling from Sheldon Adelson's Macau Sands.

Analyst: Local Macau Casinos to Benefit from Growth

International News Brief: Local casinos like Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. will be the biggest beneficiaries of growth in Macau's high-roller market despite competition from U.S. operators, a CIMB analyst said Tuesday.

Bollywood Star Inaugurates Nepal's Newest Casino

International News Brief: Bollywood star Urmila Matondkar inaugurated the Casino Shangrila, the newest addition of gaming facility in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Down But Not Out, Lebanon Casino and Cabarets Battle On

International News Brief: The show must go on has long been the motto of the Casino du Liban nestled on a hill on the tip of the Bay of Junieh, Lebanon.

Jeff Simpson Says It Would Be A Mistake To Ignore Wynn Resorts As A Player In Japan

A lot has been written recently about the potential of Japanese casinos if that government moves to loosen laws that prohibit them.

Macau Expected to Lead by 2007

International News Brief: Macau will leap-frog the world famous Las Vegas Strip as the world's strongest casino market this year, analysts said, predicting its gaming halls will generate 8 billion dollars by 2007.

Wynn Fine-Tuning Details at 600-Room Macau Resort

International News Brief: Steve Wynn has started dress rehearsals for his $1.2 billion Wynn Macau, the second smallest hotel-casino ever built by the Las Vegas developer.

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