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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.

Malaysian Police Raid Two Gambling Dens, Arrest 37 People

International News Brief: Malaysian Police raided two gambling dens following complaints that the premises were open until wee hours of the morning.

Arrests Made in Chinese Online Gambling Bust

International News Brief: Forty-seven people connected to an online gambling scheme were arrested on Friday.

Philippine Local Officials Directed to Support Gambling Campaign

nternational News Brief: The Philippine government here has directed all local chief executives to support the renewed all-out campaign against jueteng, or face sanctions.

Gambler Forced to Sell Kidney

International News Brief: The Qingpu District Prosecutors' Office yesterday charged Li Shenghe with illegally detaining a man who allegedly owed Li and his friend money in order to force him to sell his kidney to pay off the debt.

Officials Worry About Gambling as Asian Cup

International News Brief: Soccer officials are worried that illegal gambling could tarnish the upcoming Asian Cup and on Thursday urged governments to do more to combat organized crime syndicates taking bets in the region.

Israeli Mayor Pushes for Casino

International News Brief: Eilat mayor Meir Yitzhak-Halevy says that establishing a casino and an international convention center in Eilat will substantially boost tourism.

Chinese Officials Suspected of Gambling Away Millions

International News Brief: A pair of city officials in western China are suspected of gambling away more than 100 million yuan of public money in a Macau casino.

Galaxy Waldo Casino Opens in Macao

International News Brief: The glamour of Macao's gaming market was centered on the Galaxy Waldo Hotel Sunday, which became the newest-opened casino in Macao.

Man Booked On Gambling Dad's Death

International News Brief: A man was arrested over the death of his indebted father after four days of violent assault, Japanese police said.

Asian Governments Urged to Legalize Online Gambling

International News Brief: As underground bookies in Asia increasingly look outside the region for online gambling licenses, big gaming companies are urging Asian governments to fully legalize Internet betting.

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