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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, 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.

Sands Profits Now, Plans for Future

The future of Las Vegas Sands Corp. is coming out of the ground on the corner of the Strip and halfway around the world on a parcel of reclaimed land in southern China.

Cirque du Soleil Joins Las Vegas Sands's Cotai Strip

Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Cirque du Soleil announced today that they will create a one-of-a-kind show that will be featured on the Cotai Strip currently being developed by Las Vegas Sands in Macau.

Aristocrat Leisure Growth Compensates for Japanese Loss

International News Brief: Poker machine maker Aristocrat Leisure expects its first-half result to be broadly in line with the previous corresponding period, despite difficult trading conditions in Japan.

Casinos Recommended for Israel

International News Brief: A casino in Eilat and later in Mizpe Ramon and at the Dead Sea are among the recommendations of the national task force headed by Dan Hotels chairman Michael Federman that examined ways of boosting the number of tourists visiting Israel.

India Next Target of Las Vegas Trade Group

Convention authority officials in October will lead a weeklong business recruiting trip to Mumbai and New Delhi, India, to pursue more trade show business.

Mobile Gambling Touted as Next Big Thing

International News Brief: Mobile gambling is touted as one of the big revenue drivers for mobile data services in the next five years.

Singapore to Launch Second Casino Tender

International News Brief: Singapore will launch Friday the tender for its second casino resort, and will announce details such as the price for the 35.6 hectare site on Sentosa island and the criteria that will be used to select the winning bidder.

Macau Casinos Gross Receipts Up

International News Brief: The gross receipts of Macau's 19 casinos reached 46.1 billion patacas in 2005, up 8.2 percent over the previous year, according to official statistics issued Thursday.

Casino Resort Part of Mongolia Project

A casino resort, along with other entertainment and commercial enterprises are planned for the Zamiin Uud Free Economic Zone project in Mongolia.

Kenilworth Receives PAGCOR Letter of Intent

Kenilworth has received a "Letter of Intent" from the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation to implement the Roulabette Project.

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