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Philippines Regulator Accepts eCOGRA Standards

The Philippines-based Asian e-gaming regulator, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority is the latest independent online gambling body to accept the global integrity and operational standards of eCOGRA.

Fairmont Raffles Holdings LV Sands Enter Agreement

Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Fairmont Raffles Holdings have entered into a non-binding term sheet and expect to enter into binding definitive agreements before the end of Q3 2006.

Thai Bookies Move to Burma

nternational News Brief: Thai bookmakers taking bets on World Cup matches have migrated across the border to neighbouring Burma to avoid arrested for illegal gambling, news reports say.

Boom Time for Macau

International News Brief: The booms and waves of change in Macau’s 120-year-old gaming industry have never this strong before as the city rises to becoming the world’s largest resort city.

Sun International Won't Bid for Singapore License

International News Brief: South African casino operator Sun International says it would not submit a bid for the second of Singapore's two planned casino resorts, narrowing the n

K. Wah, Harrah's in Talks

International News Brief: K.Wah International is talking with investors including Harrah's Entertainment Inc. about selling some or all of a stake in Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment, a senior executive said.

Poker Champ Helps Heart Patients

International News Brief: Anand "Victor" Ramdin, a US-based Guyanese poker champion, has donated $100,000 to help Guyanaese heart patients get the treatment they need.

Gaming Outside Nevada: Singapore Picks Sands

The news from Singapore was coming and Las Vegas Sands Corp. prepared for the worst.

Melco Seeks to Raise $1.2 Billion

International News Brief: Melco International Development, controlled by the family of casino tycoon Stanley Ho, is seeking to raise up to HK$1.2 billion through a share placement to fund a land acquisition for a casino in Macau.

Gambling Beyond Nevada : Just Like Vegas, Half a World Away

The first time he saw China's planned Cotai Strip development four years ago, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson thought the Chinese government was banishing him to som

Las Vegas Sands Wins Bid to Build Casino in Singapore

International News Brief: Las Vegas Sands chosen to develop $3.2 Billion casino resort.

Land of Smiles Frowns on Illegal Cup Gambling

International News Brief: Thailand is going all out to stamp out illegal World Cup betting.

Macau Casino Group Planning $1 Billion Nasdaq Listing

International News Brief: The deal as currently priced would value the two companies' Macau casino holdings at more than $5 billion.

Macao Launches 21st Casino

International News Brief: Galaxy Entertainment Group opens the 21st casino in Macau.

PAGCOR Hit for 'Mobsterlike' Takeover of Subic Casino

International News Brief: PAGCOR shuts down Legenda Casino for failing to pay license fees and allowing cockfighting.

Schools Start Programme to Educate Students About Dangers of Gambling

International News Brief: Schools have launched an anti-gambling initiative called HUG aimed at students.

Inside Gaming: Few Chips in Play at Venetian Poker Room

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

Thai Authorities Warn Against Holiday Gambling

International News Brief: Thai police in the northern border town of Mae Sai have imposed strict measures to prevent gamblers disguised as tourists from crossing to Myanmar to gamble in its casinos during a four-day holiday which begins Thursday.

Former Indonesian President Suggests Casino

nternational News Brief: Former president Habibie has suggested the Indonesian government consider opening a casino on Batam to draw visitors to the island.

Wynn Macu, Gaming Partners Sign Deal

Gaming Partners International Corporation has signed a contract with Wynn Macau for the supply of gaming chips and plaques.

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