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Official: Singapore Must Tackle Gambling's Social Costs

International News Brief: Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan has said that Singapore must be ready to tackle the social costs if it decides to have a casino.

Thais Visit Cambodian Casinos for New Years

International News Brief: For some Thais, the New Year holidays are an excuse to nip across the Cambodian border for a spot of one of the oldest vices: gambling.

Survey: Half of Singaporeans Gamble

International News Brief: A survey has shown that more than half of Singaporeans gamble, but only two in 100 are at risk of gambling addiction.

Singapore Market Waits for Casino Decision

International News Brief: Singapore shares closed little changed on Wednesday, with gains capped by a lack of positive leads in the market. Most interest was centred on which companies could win a deal to run a casino project for the government.

Singapore Cabinet Makes Casino Decision

International News Brief: Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said the Singapore Cabinet had made its decision on the casino issue during a meeting last Saturday.

Philippines to Hold Poker Championship

International News Brief: The Poker Club of the Philippines and the Philippine Gaming Corporation will hold the country’s first Poker King Challenge.

Cranes Move into Macau Way of Life

International News Brief: The many beautiful spots around Macau that have fallen under the wheels of rampant economic development has become the focus of a growing discontent among many locals with the mushrooming gaming industry.

Singapore To Deliver Full Account of Casino Decision

International News Brief: The Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports has assured there will be a full and proper account when Parliament announces its decision on April 18 on the proposed integrated casino resort.

Japanese Man Embezzles 131 Million Yen

International News Brief: A Japan Agriculture Cooperative employee has been sacked after reportedly admitting to embezzling 131 million yen in customers' savings and pensions to feed his gambling habit.

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CardPlayer.com will provide live updates, reports and photos from all Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic events.

Tabcorp Looks to Expand into India

International News Brief: A top-level team from Tabcorp is now here and wants to investigate opportunities in the Indian market.

Malaysian Official Calls for Ban to Gambling

International News Brief: Debates in the late evening were livened up for a moment when Lim Hock Seng urged the Malaysian Government to ban all forms of gambling, especially nombor ekor.

High Standards: Steelman Impresses Asian Officials With Speed, Quality of Sands Macau

Paul Steelman knew that his work in Macau set new standards for the Chinese market when local officials began using his progress to measure the pace of construction projects.

Casino Filipino Missing Millions Worth in Chips

International News Brief: An estimated P20-million worth of casino chips are missing from several branches of Casino Filipino, Rep. Imee Marcos of Ilocos Norte said on Saturday.

China Arrests 10,000 in Crackdown

International News Brief: China’s government has arrested more than 10,000 people in a massive nationwide campaign against gambling, state media reported today.

Analysts Tout Shun Tak Holdings

International News Brief: Macau fever and the ensuing mania for the enclave's plays may have cooled in recent months, but it's not too late to take a punt on Shun Tak Holdings Ltd.

Macau VIP Room Shares Up for Sale

International News Brief: A private investor is planning to sell shares in eight VIP rooms in Macau's Galaxy Casino in an initial public offering slated for the end of June, sources said.

Macau Poised to Overtake Vegas

International News Brief: Macau is poised to overtake Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world before the end of the year.

Ho Plans Philippine Floating Casino

nternational News Brief: Macau gambling magnate Stanley Ho is back and is set to open his floating casino in Manila Bay, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos claimed yesterday.

Macao Sands Design Boasts Innovations

International News Brief: Sands Casino’s Macao casino boasts many innovative design features and ideas that have never been used in casinos.

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