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More Casinos to Impact Asia

International News Brief: The opening of more casino industries in the Asian region will present more opportunities for operators to expand but it could also pose a threat to their existing businesses due to increased competition, according to GK Goh Research.

Police Bust Bug Betting Ring

International News Brief: Hong Kong's obsession with gambling reached unusual extremes on Monday when 115 people were arrested for betting on insect fights.

Indonesian Police Raid Gambling Den

International News Brief: Indonesian police have raided a gambling den reportedly owned by former East Timor militia boss, Eurico Guterres, who has been convicted of crimes against humanity in his former homeland.

Four Arrested in Vietnam for Illegal Euro Betting Network

International News Brief: Four men were arrested in Vietnam for operating an illegal network that took bets on Euro 2004, taking the total number of gambling-related arrests during the championship to 643, police said Wednesday.

Business Booming in Macau as Venetian Owner Plans Expansion

Executives for Venetian owner Las Vegas Sands Inc. said Tuesday the company is moving quickly to cash in on a small part of the world that is expected to surpass Nevada in a few years as the world's largest gambling destination.

Ban Placed on Cambodia Casino Building Material

International News Brief: A ban has been put on the movement of building materials from Thailand to a new casino complex under construction in Cambodia, adjacent to the Chong Sa-ngam border checkpoint in Si Sa Ket province.

Packer in Talks for High-Roller Macau Casino

International News Brief: Kerry Packer's Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd is in talks to win a management contract at one of Macau's new Las Vegas-style casinos as it seeks to become one of the world's biggest operators of high-roller gaming businesses.

Cambodian Army Protest Casino Project

International News Brief: The army has protested against a casino complex being built just inside Cambodia near the Chong Sa-ngarm border checkpoint in Si Sa Ket.

Pact May Help Spur China-Las Vegas Flights

A landmark aviation agreement completed this weekend removed one of the last roadblocks to widespread travel between China and the United States.

Israeli Cabinet Approves Horse Racing

International News Brief: Israel’s social and economic cabinet have approved horse racing in the north and south of the country, including betting at the race tracks.

Alliance Gaming, Galaxy Macau Signs Agreement

Alliance Gaming has signed a contract with Hong Kong-based Galaxy Casino S.A. to provide its casino operations in Macau with 53 MindPlay Baccarat tables that offer proprietary security features designed to thwart cheating.

Man Cheats Macau Casino

International News Brief: A Hong Kong man allegedly cheated a newly opened Macau casino out of HK$30million at the baccarat table.

Hong Kong Card Sharp Allegedly Cheats Casino of $3.85 Million

News Brief: A Hong Kong man allegedly cheated a newly opened Macau casino out of 30 million Hong Kong dollars (US$3.85 million) at the baccarat table.

Macau Visitor Numbers Skyrocket

International News Brief: Macau, which has just 451,000 residents, recorded 7.73 million visitor arrivals in the first half of the year, an increase of 52.6 per cent on the same period last year.

Banks Accused of Illegal Gambling Involvement

International News Brief: Filipino banks have gotten involved in the widespread illegal gambling in schools.

Singapore Church Council Speaks Out Against Casino

International News Brief: The National Council of Churches in Singapore has spoken out against the building of a casino.

Gambling Ring On Pulau Besar Busted

International News Brief: Malaysian police crippled a horse racing gambling syndicate operating in the open on the beach of Pulau Besar in Mersing.

Blasts Rip Through Indonesian Gambling Centers

International News Brief: Two homemade bombs exploded simultaneously at two gambling centers in Bandung, West Java, on Wednesday.

Border Survey Proposed to End Casino Dispute

International News Brief: A senior Cambodian military officer has proposed a joint survey to clearly delineate the border near Chong Sa-ngam checkpoint in Si Sa Ket province following claims that a Cambodian casino encroaches on Thai soil.

MGM Submits Plans to Macau Government

International News Brief: MGM Mirage has submitted plans for its proposed casino venture in Macau to the SAR government, following the completion of a subconcession agreement with Stanley Ho's Socieded de Jogos de Macau.

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