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Singaporeans Barred From Posh Batam Casino After Gang Clash

International News Brief: Singaporeans who wanted to gamble at the Waterfront City casino on Saturday night were prevented from entering by special units of the Batam police.

Wanted Gambler Captured on Train

International News Brief: Cai Haowen, who is on China's wanted list for gambling away a large sum of public money, was captured in a train this weekend.

Sands Macao Opens Pearl Room

The Sands Macao, the first western-operated casino in Asia, has opened the luxurious Pearl Room, a new themed gaming room bedecked with sparkling pearl chandeliers situated adjacent to the main lobby of the Sands Macao.

Man Sentenced in Casino Investment Scam

A Vietnamese man was sentenced for convincing members of the Las Vegas Vietnamese community to give him money so he could finalize a deal to build a Las Vegas-style casino in Vietnam.

Asian Gaming Expo to Focus on Opportunities

Investment opportunities in the fast-growing Asian gaming market will be the topic of the Asian Gaming Investment Forum at the Asian Gaming Expo.

MGM Confident of Macau Approval

International News Brief: MGM Mirage is close to securing regulatory approval for its proposed joint venture with gambling heiress Pansy Ho to build a casino in Macau, according to company executives.

Indian State Lottery May Be Revived

International News Brief: The State Government will explore the possibility of bringing in a new piece of legislation for resuming a lottery in Kerala, India.

Sheldon Adelson: Israel Must Build Casino

International News Brief: Sheldon Adelson says what's good for Las Vegas is good for Israel.

Singapore Premier: Government Divided Over Casinos

International News Brief: A proposal to build a casino in Singapore has divided the government and is opposed by Lee Kuan Yew, the country's founding premier who holds the third most powerful post in the cabinet.

Philippines' Lottery Ordinance Under Review

International News Brief: The Provincial Legal Office has started the initial review of Provincial Ordinance 4.

China Detains 15,000 in Gambling Crackdown

International News Brief: China has detained about 15,000 people suspected of gambling offences since a crackdown announced in November, state media said on Friday.

Multimedia Games Selected for Israel National Lottery

Multimedia Games, Inc. has been selected by Mifal Hapayis, the operator of the Israel National Lottery, to provide an Electronic Instant Lottery System.

600 Billion Yuan "Gambling" Outflow

International News Brief: Statistics from Beijing University's China Center for Lottery Studies shows that 600 billion yuan flow out of the country in gambling stakes every year.

IA Global Increases Revenue Guidance

IA Global Inc. projected revenues would be $11,000,000-$11,800,000 for the 4th quarter of 2004 at current exchange rates and $30,800,000 - $31,600,000 for the full year 2004.

Thai Protest To Cambodia Over Gambling Case

International News Brief: Thailand has protested to Cambodia that court proceedings were launched against six Thai gamblers charged with stealing 90 million baht from a Poipet casino without giving prior notice to the embassy in Phnom Penh.

Macau Approved to Take Hong Kong Jockey Club Bets

International News Brief: The government on Tuesday opened the door to the hoped-for globalization of Hong Kong Jockey Club betting pools when it approved an application for the Macau Horse Racing Company to act as a betting agent.

Chinese Tycoon Sentenced To Death Over Casino, Brothel Business

International News Brief: An entertainment and property tycoon in China's southeast Fujian province has been sentenced to death for running a prostitution and gambling ring involving 50 government officials.

Singapore Lures Gaming Groups

The Singapore Tourism Board has hooked two of the sea's largest fish in its quest to lure world-class casinos to the Southeast Asian city-state.

China Crackdown on Online Gambling

International News Brief: Police have caught nearly 600 people across China while investigating a series of online gambling cases that are related to a Taiwan company.

Kerzner, CapitaLand to Submit Singapore Proposal

Kerzner International and CapitaLand will submit a joint concept proposal to the Singapore Government for the development of an integrated entertainment resort complex at Sentosa Island in Singapore.

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