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Inside Gaming: Mergers May Multiply for Casinos

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

Macau Gambling Firm Bids To Operate Resort In Singapore

International News Brief: One of gaming hotspot Macau's newest glitzy casinos – Greek Mythology – has bid to operate a proposed gambling resort in Singapore.

Thailand Launches Investigation Into Gambling Accusations

International News Brief: Police and military officials working in the Thai-Cambodian border area today launched an investigation into claims that nine Thai gamblers had cheated casinos in the Cambodian town of Poi Pet of over Bt90 million.

China: Anti-Gambling War Forces 84 Casinos to Close

International News Brief: China's anti-gambling campaign has forced 84 casinos and small gambling houses in the neighboring countries out of business in the past two months.

Philippine Board to Review Lotto Regulation

International News Brief: The Provincial Board will review Provincial Ordinance Number 4 that regulates the operation of lotto terminals in Negros Oriental in the wake of recent developments on the legal issue of the game in Dumaguete City.

Convention Authority Planning China Tour

Inspired by its recent success promoting local trade shows before business leaders in South America, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will this spring stage a similar promotional tour of China.

Greek Mythology Submits Proposal to Singapore

Greek Mythology Entertainment Group Limited reports its intention to submit a proposal to the Government of Singapore in response to its call for potential investments.

Tycoon Owes it All to Gambling

International News Brief: Gambling isn't exactly the foundation of a traditional Jewish lifestyle, but the world's richest Jew owes his tremendous fortune to casinos.

China Launches Nationwide Campaign Against Gambling: Police Chief

International News Brief: China will launch a relentless strike to crack down the rampant gambling and punish gamblers, government officials and state-owned company executives in particular, said Beijing's police chief.

South Korean Illegal Casino Scam Uncovered

International News Brief: South Korean investigators have uncovered a group of eight swindlers who allegedly tricked two people out of about 1 billion won during an illegal casino game.

South Korean Illegal Casino Scam Uncovered

International News Brief: South Korean investigators have uncovered a group of eight swindlers who allegedly tricked two people out of about 1 billion won during an illegal casino game.

Developers Visit Possible Casino Sites

News Brief: More than 100 potential developers, investors and operators discussed Singapore's proposed casino with the Singapore Tourist Board on Wednesday and visited two possible sites for the project.

Macau Casino Chief Quits

Las Vegas Sands Corp. said the chief operating officer of its Sands Macau casino, Thuy Trinh, resigned effective immediately and was temporarily replaced by the company's top executive in the city, Frank McFadden.

Ho to Buy into Emperor Entertainment

nternational News Brief: Stanley Ho will pay HK$92 million to buy a 3.44 percent stake in Emperor Entertainment Hotel, a hotel-casino developer controlled by tycoon Albert Yeung, expanding his already huge presence in Macau.

Chinese are Main Customers at Korean Casinos

International News Brief: Chinese tourists, including some Party and government officials, are squandering hundreds of millions of yuan each year at a North Korean five-star hotel and casino, state media said on Wednesday.

Macau Enjoying Unprecedented Economic Boom

International News Brief: Since Macau, which returned to Chinese rule in 1999, deregulated its gaming industry in 2001 to allow foreign investment, it has enjoyed an unprecedented economic boom.

Genting Poised to Reap Benefits

International News Brief: The Genting group will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year on a high note as it is poised to reap the benefits of its expansion in Britain as well as the higher number of tourist arrivals anticipated at its hill resort.

Singapore Casino Could Lead to Job Boom

International News Brief: A casino no bigger than 15,000 square metres as stipulated by the Singapore government could create more than 13,000 jobs when fully up and running. In the best-case scenario, 20,000 jobs could be added.

SportXction Expands into Turkey

WI's SportXction play-by-play sports betting service was incorporated into SportingBet’s Turkish wagering website.

Singapore Sets Casino Limits

International News Brief: A proposed casino project being explored by Singapore cannot be larger than 15,000 square metres nor have more than 2,500 gaming machines, a government spokeswoman said.

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