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Malaysia Raises Gambling License Fees

International News Brief: Malaysia's government will sharply raise from January 2006 the annual license fees for operators of pool betting companies and the country's only casino, industry sources said Friday.

CEMS Joins the Harrah's, Keppel Singapore Team

Singapore-based conference and exhibition organizer Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd. has joined Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and Keppel Land in their effort to develop integrated resorts in the Republic of Singapore.

Visa Restrictions Hamper Chinese Tourism

Visa restrictions imposed by the federal government are preventing Chinese airlines from committing to nonstop flights between China and Las Vegas.

HK Breeders Club Inaugurates Breeder of the Year Award

The international successes of Hong Kong racehorses and racehorse owners are now to be complemented by an award that will acknowledge achievements in thoroughbred breeding.

Singapore Bill May Affect Bids

International News Brief: The draft of Singapore's casino control bill has a clause which may make it difficult for one company or joint venture to win the bid for both sites.

Thai-Japanese Venture Bets on Casino Resort

International News Brief: A Thai-Japanese joint venture report a 10-year, 135-billion-baht development plan to build a floating Phuket Bay International City.

Harrah's Signs Deal with Paris Art Gallery

nternational News Brief: Harrah’s Entertainment and Keppel Land have turned to the Centre Pompidou of Paris to boost the cultural quotient of their integrated Singapore resort proposal.

Government Drops Plan for Surcharge on Gaming Revenues of Integrated Resorts

International News Brief: There will be no 50 per cent cap on casino revenue for the integrated resorts.

Macau on Course for Record Turnover

International News Brief: Gaming receipts for Macau's casinos reached 2.8 billion USD for the first six months of the year, government figures showed, setting the territory on course for a year of record gambling turnover.

Las Vegas Sands Plans Nongaming Venture Near Macau

Las Vegas Sands Corp. signed an agreement with the city of Zhuhai to master plan a 1,300-acre parcel with nongaming attractions, such as resort villas, golf courses and a marina.

Singapore Casino Bill Open for Public Discussion

International News Brief: The Singapore government has released the Casino Control Bill released on Monday for public discussion.

Singapore Drafts Casino Control Bill

International News Brief: A Casino Control Bill has been drafted to regulate the casino gaming industry in Singapore.

Singapore Launches Problem Gambler Website

International News Brief: Singapore has launched a website for problem gamblers as part of the government's plan to address concerns over a possible rise in bankruptcies and gambling addiction, four years ahead of the scheduled opening of two casinos.

Ex-Jueteng Workers Asked to Not Collect Bets

International News Brief: The Philippine National Police in Pampanga is discouraging former jueteng bet collectors from acting as agents of Lotto and Easy-Two bettors.

Casino Proposed for Ho Chi Minh

International News Brief: A lawmaker in Vietnam’s commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City has proposed that the city should build a casino dedicated to serving foreigners.

Casino Resort Planned for Philippines

International News Brief: A Korean investor is building a Twin Tower hotel, called Subic Paradise Condominium Hotel and Casino, together with a Retirees’ Village inside the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

South Korean Gambling Figures Released

International News Brief: A total of 270,190 people have lost 681.5 billion won gambling in a local casino from October 2004 to July this year, an opposition lawmaker claimed Tuesday.

Steve Wynn's prospects in Singapore, Station Casinos' Plans in Reno and More

Steve Wynn exudes a quiet confidence about his company's chances of landing a highly sought-after license to develop a casino in Singapore.

SMG Added to Keppel-Harrah's Bid

International News Brief: Singapore's Keppel Land Ltd. and U.S.-based Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Thursday said they have added SMG Worldwide as a partner in their bid to build and operate the city-state's first casino resort.

Malaysian Government Releases Gambling Numbers

News Brief: The Malaysian government collected more than RM7 billion in taxes from gambling activities between 2001 and 2004, according to the finance ministry.

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