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  1. News - World - GAMBLING

    US man sues Las Vegas casino, saying he was too drunk to gamble

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 09:53pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Plaintiff says that, though drunk, he shouldn't be liable for losses because Las Vegas casino plied him with alcohol and lent him money Drunk sues casino over US$500,000 in losses A southern California man has sued a Las Vegas casino after he lost US$500,000 on blackjack and pai gow on the weekend of the Super Bowl, claiming he should ...

  2. News - China - GAMBLING

    Macau casinos cut out middlemen and recruit gamblers directly from mainland China

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Macau casinos cut out middlemen Macau's gambling riches sparked bloody gun fights between triad gangsters two decades ago. Today, there's a new conflict brewing, only this time it's being waged with private jets, limousines and loans of up to US$1 million. The latest battle pits casinos against their long-time allies, so-called junket operators ...

  3. Business - Companies - GAMBLING

    Las Vegas Sands casino customer data stolen by hackers, company says

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 05:35pm

    ... the personal information of tens of thousands of Las Vegas Sands customers during a data breach earlier this month, the casino company said on Friday. The company said in a regulatory filing that information about some patrons at its Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, hotel-casino was compromised during the February 10 attack. Spokesman Ron Reese said the number of customers affected was in the mid-five ...

  4. Business - Companies - GAMBLING

    Macau casino taps David Beckham's star power as it courts mainland China

    Posted Dec 25th 2013, 05:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas David Beckham named promoter of Sands to edge up Macau and Singapore businesses-- but also mainland China, where casinos are illegal Retired soccer star ... popularity in the region. The Las Vegas-based company is the largest casino operator in Macau, the centre of the modern-day gambling world. The deal may help Sands win attention in mainland China, ...

  5. News - World - GAMBLING

    Disney faces challenge to its motives in fight against more Florida casinos

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:47am by NYT

    ... in casino battle Just around the corner from the poker room and within shouting distance of the greyhound track at the Mardi Gras Casino, the Amazing Spider-Man slot machine beckons gamblers ... renewed battle over casino gambling in Florida this year, the popular Spider-Man poker machine delivers a different sort of jolt altogether. Spider-Man is one of a stable of Marvel superheroes ...

  6. Business - Companies - GAMBLING

    Hong Kong investor takes a gamble on casino in Cairns

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:27am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Tony Fung plans to build a HK$31 billion resort in Queensland, despite a tourist slump there HK investor takes a gamble on casino in Cairns Sandwiched by forested hills ... in the second quarter of the year. Hong Kong investor Tony Fung Wing-cheung has plans to reverse that with a A$4.2 billion (HK$31.2 billion) casino resort, with an artificial lagoon, golf course ...

  7. News - World - GAMBLING

    Famed gambler accused of cheating California casino by marking cards

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Diego Archie Karas, who once built US$50 stake into millions, is held for defrauding casino Famed pro card player accused of cheating Professional poker player Archie Karas has been arrested on charges of cheating and defrauding a casino after authorities say he was caught marking cards at a California blackjack table. Karas, 62, best known for reputedly building ...

  8. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Sri Lanka bets on high-end casinos to boost economy

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Colombo approves two ventures, one of which involves Australian gaming tycoon James Packer Sri Lanka bets on high-end casinos for boost Multimillion-dollar casinos planned for Colombo have boosted Sri Lanka's ambitious hopes of becoming Asia's new gambling hot spot, but the projects still face political and religious opposition. Sri Lanka ...

  9. Business - China Business - GAMBLING

    Macau casinos enjoy 5.5% surge in revenue

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Revenue grows by 5.5 per cent on last year to the second-highest on record for the enclave Macau casinos have winning month Gaming revenue in Macau grew 5.5 ... In July, business in the casinos in the world's largest gaming enclave was hit by a typhoon that shut down ferry services from Hong Kong and by a slowing mainland economy. Huang expected ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - GAMBLING

    Sands denies Beijing gave help on Macau casino license application

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Las Vegas Firm controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson rebuts claims leadership smoothed licence deal Casino operator denies Beijing gave licence aid A lawyer for Las Vegas Sands Corporation said the Chinese government had no part in the awarding of gaming licences in Macau for the casino operator controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson more than 10 years ago. ...




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