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Inside Gaming Column: Fuel, Transit Troubles Foreseen in Las Vegas's Future

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

Online Gambling Overshadows Chinese Lottery

International News Brief: Chinese lottery experts estimated about 700 billion yuan was involved in gambling activities, such as online betting and illegal lotteries, last year, suggesting gambling is increasingly becoming a serious issue.

Macau Casino Bets on Japanese Customers

International News Brief: The massive Venetian Macao casino resort is set to open in 2007, and there are hopes that this mega resort, which will feature one of the biggest convention centers in Asia, will lure Japanese who are doing business in China.

Kerzner Submits Singapore Bid

International News Brief: Kerzner International Ltd, one of four bidders for Singapore's second casino-resort, plans to submit a proposal with an investment in excess of US$1.5 b

Singapore Casino Construction to Begin Soon

International News Brief: Las Vegas Sands Corp is in talks with the Singapore government to refine the project's design and expects to start construction by the end of the year,

Kenilworth Broadcasts Approved by PAGCOR

Kenilworth Systems Corporation has been granted final approval to commence real time, live in-progress casino table game broadcasts by the Board of Directors of the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation.

Liquidator Plans to Re-open Legenda Casino

International News Brief: The court-appointed liquidator of Legend International Resorts Inc. yesterday vowed to reopen the controversial Legenda Hotel and Casino in the Philippines without firing a single employee.

Architect Picked for Sentosa Project

Kerzner International Limited and CapitaLand Limited report the appointment of world-celebrated architect Frank O. Gehry as principal architect and designer for their joint Integrated Resort bid at Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Police Punch Heavy Blow on Gambling

International News Brief: Police in both Beijing and South China's Guangdong Province have dealt soccer gambling rings a crushing blow.

Gambling Beyond Nevada: Wynn Rolls Up Sleeves in Macau

With Wynn Macau's opening just two months away, holding company Wynn Resorts Ltd. has discovered recruiting and training workers is not so different in China than it is in Las Vegas.

Inside Gaming Column: Macau Opening Excites Wynn

A selection of news and views from inside the industry.

Many Thai Bettors Expected to Default on Bets

International News Briuef: About one in five Thais who illegally gambling on football are likely to default on their bets, according to a Kasikorn Research Centre survey released yesterday.

Casino Du Liba Talks Delayed

International News Brief: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fouad Siniora postponed Cabinet discussions on the sale of government shares in Casino du Liba.

Hong Kong Racing Continues to Slide

International News Brief: The Hong Kong racing season concluded on Sunday with approximately $7.73-billion in total handle, a 4.3% decrease from the 2004-'05 season and the continuation of a ten-year slide.

Betfair Hosts Singapore Poker Tournament

Betfair has become the first gaming company permitted to present a poker tournament in Singapore.

Official: Las Vegas-China Flight Possible

Efforts to promote Nevada's tourism industry are paying off in Asia and could soon result in direct air service from China, a state tourism leader said Wednesday.

Lotteries, Casinos Booming in South Korea

nternational News Brief: In what is seen as a harbinger of change in the pecking order in the South Korea’s legal gambling industry, lotteries and casinos are booming in contrast to a decline in the traditional industry’s mainstay of horse and bicycle racing.

Staff Cracks Down on Hong Kong Inmates' Gambling

International News Brief: Hong Kong Correctional Services staff will increase surprise searches, night raids and joint searching operations in penal institutions during the World Cup to stem soccer gambling activities.

Over 500 Arrests in Thailand Raids

nternational News Brief: More than 500 people have been arrested in Bangkok for illegal gambling on football since the World Cup kicked off early this month, police said.

Malaysian Company Buys Vietnamese Casino

International News Brief: Rick Lee, a Malaysian company, had bought the Jockey Club Saigon from the Korean owner.

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