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MGM Refocuses on Macau

(Bloomberg) -- MGM Mirage, with the smallest casino market share in Macau, said it's overhauling operations and marketing at its venture in the city to boost the company's revenue

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/31/2009

Gambling Ban Will Hurt Emerging Russian Poker Scene

In recent years, Russians have made an impact on the world of poker.  In particular there is Ivan Demidov, who made the final table of both the World Series of Poker and its European cousin the sa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2009

Macau Gets New Leader for Gambling City

MACAU --  (Associated Press) - With no competition, Macau's new leader was appointed Sunday while the world's gambling capital and Chinese enclave struggles with an industry slump brought on by th

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/26/2009

PokerStars Macau Summer Poker Festival

PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site with over 25 million registered players, today announced the schedule of the ‘PokerStars.net APPT Macau Summer Festival of Poker.'  This event m

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/22/2009

Internet Gambling Makes Push in Asia Pacific Region

The past month has seen a surge of both established and not so established Internet Gambling and other gaming companies make a push into the Asia Pacific region.  Greg Tingle, Special Contributor to the Gambling911.com website and Australian correspondent, takes a look at the Internet gambling sector in that region.  He also looks at the online poker component.  Tingle is also the proprietor of Media Man out of Australia.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2009

Russian gambling halls shut down in most cities

By MIKE ECKEL - 3 hours ago

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/01/2009

Casinos Shut Down in Russia

The Kremlin has ordered all casinos shut down.  The resulting impact:  Some hundreds of thousands of people out of work. 

Russia has offered four locations throughout the country in which the casinos can move to, none of which are equipped to handle the businesses just yet.  All are approximately 4000 miles away from Moscow in luxury locales such as the North Korean border or Siberia.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/29/2009

Harrah’s Bets on Japan, Taiwan Expansion

MACAU, June 2 (Reuters) - Harrah's Entertainment Inc, the world's largest casino operator, is eyeing expansion opportunities in Taiwan and Japan, as it bets on the fast-growing and affluent Asia ma

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/02/2009

City of Dreams Latest Bet on Gambling Haven Macau

MACAU (Associated Press) - The City of Dreams, a massive casino resort in Macau, was unveiled Monday in the latest multibillion-dollar bet that this once seedy Chinese gambling enclave will become

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/01/2009

MGM Told to Cut Ties With Macau and Pansy Ho

New Jersey regulators have told MGM they need to abandon a joint venture with Macau and Pansy Ho, accusing the later of being part of an organized crime family.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/28/2009

The Bellagio, MGM Grand to be Developed in Dubai

The Middle Eastern nation of Dubai will get its own Bellagio and MGM Grand Hotels, two iconic staples of Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/20/2009

Macau Kingpin Urges People to United Against Foreign Casino Capital

Macau billionaire and casino mogul, Stanley Ho, has urged people to "unite against foreign capital." It's unclear what motivated the comments, according to the Las Vegas Sun.  But they c

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/23/2009

James Packer Macau Casinos Mentioned in Bribe Case

Two casinos owned by Australian mogul, James Packer, were mentioned in court documents related to bribery allegations against a former Macau government official,

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/19/2009

Online Gambling Magnate Arrested in Bangkok

Indian online gambling tycoon, Karan Singh Thakral, has been arrested in Bangkok Thailand.  The man was taken into custody on Wednesday, authorities announced.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral, 39, was part of the online gambling network focusing mostly on football betting.  The operation is estimated to have took in a turnover of 3.2 billion of baht, equivalent to around US$2.5 billion.

Pol Maj-Gen Pongpat said Mr Thakral had pleaded not guilty to the charge but police had enough evidence from previous arrests to prosecute him.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/04/2009

Where to Bet on the Super Bowl Outside the U.S.?

Hey it's not just the millions of people living in the United States who will be betting on Sunday's Super Bowl.  There are countless numbers of individuals living abroad who will do the same, and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2009

No Luck With Gambling Stocks

It's the Las Vegas gambling stocks that are the real losers these days, not the actual gamblers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/20/2009

Vietnamese-American Walks Free After Online Gambling Conviction

Having spent 6 months in a Vietnam prison, a Vietnamese-American was allowed to walk free this week. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/15/2009

Macau Developer Upbeat About Future

(Reuters) - Macau gaming developer Melco Crown Entertainment said on Tuesday it expects the Asian gambling centre to rebound from a sharp contraction, while eyeing expansion opportunities in Taiwan

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/13/2009

Taiwan to Allow Casinos on its Outer Islands

Asia has a new casino Mecca.  Taiwan this weekend paved the way for casino gambling after repealing a gambling ban over 15 years ago.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/12/2009

Las Vegas Sands Corp a Strong Buy

The economy is struggling and Las Vegas we learn is not immune, nor is the Las Vegas Sands Corp, one of the world's largest casino ventures.  But with its recent capital infusion and prospects for

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/12/2009

Macau Gambling Boom Slows: Revenues Do Not

Thousands of jobs are being lost across the globe daily as the economy continues its downward spiral.  What was once believed to be a "recession-proof" industry is no more.  Macau, cons

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/05/2009

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