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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.

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.

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