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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.

Singapore to Unveil Winner of First Casino Project in June

International News Brief: Singapore will announce the winning consortium for its first casino resort in June, the city-state"s Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang said.

Vast Resorts

In a town that thrives on size the Las Vegas civic ego may take a blow in a few years when the world's largest hotel opens in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Gambling Heir Raises Stakes

International News Brief: Lawrence Ho Yau-lung, the chairman and CEO of Melco International Development, is focused on expanding the gaming and entertainment business with partner

Asia-Targeted Online Gambling Site Launched

ChinaWager.com, online sports betting and wagering website that specifically caters to Asian betting communities globally, has been launched to meet the growing demand for gambling in Asia.

Steve Wynn Honored by Time Magazine's TIME 100 Issue

Steve Wynn, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Wynn Resorts, Ltd. has been honored in the "Builders and Titans" category of the publication.

Chinese Police Crack Over 350 Online Gambling Cases

nternational News Brief: Chinese police have cracked more than 350 on-line gambling cases and detained over 700 suspects so far this year, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

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