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Philippine City Looks at Online Gaming Application

International News Brief: The City Council approved Tuesday a resolution ‘taking note and cognizance’ of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation's application for Internet gaming station operations in Cagayan de Oro City.

Bellagio Offers Father's Day Package

In celebration of Father's Day, the newly expanded Spa & Salon Bellagio is offering the Just for Men Makeover Package.

Las Vegas Sands Retires Macau Debt

News Brief: Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Monday said that it has retired all of its outstanding debt secured by mortgages on assets at its Sands Macao Casino.

Inside Gaming Column: Adelson Promises Casinos for Israel

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

LV Sands May Spend $2.75 Billion in Macau

Las Vegas Sands Corp., which opened the $265 million Sands Macau in 2004, may spend about $2.75 billion to build a casino resort and finance the development of three hotels in Macau, Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson said.

Officials to Tout Las Vegas on Trip to China

A delegation of Nevada government officials and business people hopes to leave the impression in China that Nevada is the only place to vacation when taking a trip to the United States.

Filipino Church Dismayed by Slot Decision

International News Brief: The Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro voiced its dismay with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo over the impending operation of slot machines in the city.

South Korea Bets on Chinese Gamblers

International News Brief: South Korea is betting on a new $120 million casino project to lure more Chinese gamblers to a market that has traditionally focused on Japanese high-rollers.

NagaCorp IPO Planned for Hong Kong Exchange

International News Brief: NagaCorp, a Cambodian casino operator owned by Malaysian tycoon Chen Lip Keong, is planning to float its shares on Hong Kong's stock exchange after its listing plan was rejected by Singapore two years ago, sources said.

Filipino Cops Use Text Messaging to Curb Illegal Gambling

International News Brief: Police and local officials in South Cotabato have turned to text messaging in their bid to stop the reported rampant illegal gambling activities in the province.

Arroyo's Relatives Called to Testify

International News Brief: Philippine President Gloria Arroyo's husband, son and brother-in-law have been called to testify before a joint committee hearing after a witness linked them and others to illegal gambling operations in the country.

e-Smart CEO to Speak at Asian Casino Expo

e-Smart Technologies, Inc. President and CEO, Mary Grace, has been invited to be a featured speaker at the Asian Casinos Expo 2005.

International Companies Seek Piece of Macau

International News Brief: When MGM Mirage broke its first ground here on Wednesday, it seemed that more and more international hands are seeking plays in Macau's casino boom.

UNLV to Open Singapore Campus

International News Brief: The University of Nevada Las Vegas will set up its Asian Hotel College campus in Singapore by September next year. The school will offer professional degrees in hotel administration with a component in gaming management.

New Filipino Police Chief Points Fingers

International News Brief: Newly appointed Cebu police director Drusillo Bolodo has started turning the heat on local government and fellow police officials, accusing them of protecting illegal gambling in their respective areas.

TV Show Looks at Casinos

International News Brief: Discovery Travel And Living has launched a new television show, High Point: Casinos Of the World.

MGM Mirage's Project in Macau under Way

MGM Mirage became the third Las Vegas-based casino operator to begin construction of a gambling complex in Macau when the company broke ground today on a 600-room hotel-casino in the Chinese gaming enclave.

MGM Grand Macau Begins Construction

MGM Grand Paradise has officially launched construction on its joint venture, MGM Grand Macau.

Cmate and Smartone-Vodafone Sign Deal

Cmate Ltd and SmarTone-Vodafone have signed an agreement to provide SmarTone-Vodafone's customers with Cmate's multiplayer mobile games.

Philippines' Government Goes After Game Machines

International News Brief: After jueteng, the Filipino’s government is now cracking down on video karera and fruit game machines.

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