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Singapore PM to Meet US Casino Heads

International News Brief: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet Las Vegas casino operators as well as Washington leaders in a 10-day visit to the US that kicked off on Wednesday.

Malaysian Court Quashes Casino's Debt Bid

International News Brief: A Malaysian court in Kuala Lumpur has quashed a London casino’s bid to recover a gambling debt of more than €1.47 million racked up by a senior politician in the country’s ruling party.

China Expected as Next Online Gambling Target

International News Brief: Because the online gaming industry is maturing in Europe and North America, many experts fixate on China as the site of the next big gold rush.

Myanmar Casinos Close Doors to Chinese Patrons

International News Brief: Business used to be booming for a casino in the Monglar town of Myanmar, thanks to flocking Chinese tourists. However, that is now history as local government in Myamar is collaborating with China in its fight against gambling.

Aceh Gamblers Caned in Public

International News Brief: Fifteen people were caned for gambling offences outside a mosque in the town of Bireuen.

Taiwan Reconsiders Casino Plan

International News Brief: Taiwan may reconsider an offshore casino plan as a way to boost the local economy and attract tourists to the Penghu islands, according to the vice president.

Japan Could Be Next Asian Hotbed for Legalized Gaming

Where will be the next casino hotspot in Asia after Macau and Singapore? An expert from Osaka University of Commerce says he'd bet on Japan.

New Bets on Thai Casinos

International News Brief: The prospects for Australia's gaming tycoons of new opportunities in Thailand have improved, with the Thai Government pushing for a referendum on legalising casinos

Sands COO: Casino Marketing Should Be Left to the Resorts

The company that owns the Venetian went to the other side of the world to slam the LVCVA.

Expert: Online Gambling is Good Bet

International News Brief: The two upcoming integrated resorts might make bricks-and-mortar casinos the talk of Singapore, but online gambling is where the bigger growth will be, according to some in the industry

Adelson Interested in South Korean Project

International News Brief: Sheldon Adelson has expressed an interest in investing in a plan by the South Jeolla provincial government, dubbed the "J-Project," to build South Korea's largest leisure complex.

New Bets on Thai Casinos

International News Brief: The prospects for Australia's gaming tycoons of new opportunities in Thailand have improved, with the Thai Government pushing for a referendum on legalising casinos.

Macau Property Prices Rising

News Brief: The way Macau property prices are soaring while rows of new apartment blocks stand nearly empty, investors could be forgiven for thinking that the mushrooming casino business is providing the gas for a property bubble.

Thai PM: Referendum Needed for Casino Issue

International News Brief: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said before any move was made to legalise casinos in Thailand, voters should be consulted in a referendum.

Singapore Casinos May Create 3,400 Rooms

International News Brief: Singapore’s two casino-resorts may generate 3,400 hotel rooms and 100,000 sq m of retail space, according to estimates released by the National Development Ministry yesterday.

Pit Boss Fired for Reporting Runaway Bride

A former Treasure Island pit boss said he was trying to do the right thing when he told the media he had seen Jennifer Wilbanks, the infamous runaway bride, in the casino. He got fired for his actions.

Thai Casino Raid Revives Gambling Debate

International News Brief: The Taopoon casino raid has renewed government interest in sounding out public opinion on legalising casinos, as critics claim the bust was orchestrated to justify bringing gambling dens within the law.

Israeli Government Running Slot Machines

International News Brief: While Israeli legislators debate the legality of gambling, Mifal Hapayis Lottery Authority has 500 slot machines operating in restaurants and pubs, all authorized by the Ministry of Finance.

Universal Studio Still Bidding for Singapore Casino

International News Brief: Global entertainment giant Universal Studios said on June 23 it remained committed to a Malaysian-led consortium bidding for one of Singapore's two casino resorts, dismissing industry rumours that it had left the group.

Thai Police Bust Illegal Casino

International News Brief: Thai police have raided a vast illegal casino in the centre of Bangkok, using helicopters to sweep down on the complex and detaining over 300 people.

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