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  1. Casinos close in gambling crackdown

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Beijing's crackdown on mainlanders going overseas to gamble has led to the closure or suspension of 82 casinos in countries neighbouring Yunnan province, including Vietnam ... for casinos in neighbouring countries that targeted mainland punters. In the month since the measures had been enforced, 82 casinos had been closed. These include two major casino complexes ...

  2. Emperor eyes site for hotel-casino in Russia

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Emperor Entertainment Hotel has identified a property in Vladivostok with the potential to become one of Russia's top hotel-casinos. Managing director Vanessa Fan Man-seung ... the highly competitive Macau market. 'It is our plan to convert the premises into a top tier hotel-casino, bringing in international standard gaming facilities,' said Ms Fan. Located ...

  3. Galaxy casino group plans offering

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk If successful, the company would be the first gaming operator to trade in HK The primary concessionaire for the Galaxy Waldo Casino and Hotel is planning an initial public offering by the end of the second quarter this year in what would be the first pure casino play in Hong Kong. According to industry sources, the company licensed by Galaxy Resort and Casino ...

  4. Chips ahoy- casino cruiser launched

    Posted Dec 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... socialites put pizazz into yesterday's official launch of casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun's twin-hull, six-star hotel-casino. Mr Ho's Asia Cruises company will operate the vessel, ... $1,500 to $500 per night for a standard double cabin. The casino features roulette, slot machines, baccarat, blackjack, and VIP cabins. Asia Cruises executive director Winnie Kwan Lai-fung said ...

  5. JP Morgan, casino in $19m legal row

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Bank held funds allegedly stolen and gambled away Owners of Hong Kong's Omar III floating casino are involved in a dispute with banking group JP Morgan Chase over who ... a series of transactions to pass on the money to bank accounts in Hong Kong, Switzerland and Greece. All the money has been recovered aside from the sum squandered in the casino. Two of the men, ...

  6. Sands profit falls but casino lifts Macau plays

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recently launched casino in Macau. Its success has chased Macanese stocks higher. Las Vegas Sands' second-quarter profit dropped 81 per cent to US$86.4 million year on year, but in striking ... was an indication the Macanese gaming market continued to see strong growth. However, the increased market share of Sands Macao suggests some old casinos are gradually losing business. CSFB expects more ...

  7. Casino shifts put latch-key kids at a loss

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Zhuhai into Macau. Roy's parents work in the gaming industry- two of 23,368 casino employees in Macau according to latest figures from the Macau Statistics and Census Bureau. 'My ... reached young people such as Roy and Shiny, whose experiences are not unusual in the northern district, a lower-income area. Instead, casinos have created more lucrative jobs, exacerbating ...

  8. Wynn lifts curtain on Macau casino-resort

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.30pm: Casino operator Wynn Resorts on Wednesday announced that its massive casino-resort complex in Macau, set to open in the third quarter of next year, would offer 600 hotel rooms, a 100,000-square foot casino, a shopping mall, seven restaurants and other entertainment facilities. The Wynn Macau resort?s site would cover 11 acres (4.5 hectares) ...

  9. Casino operator scraps plan to build resort in Cambodia

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li A-Max Holdings' 19.99 per cent owned Greek Mythology Entertainment Group will scrap its plan to build a US$50 million casino resort in Cambodia. The cancellation comes just two months after Greek Mythology signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand-based BOP Entertainment Group to develop Cambodia's largest casino resort in Poipet, on the Thai ...

  10. Five held over bogus casino scam

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Five mainland men have been arrested in Macau on suspicion of involvement in an innovative casino scam- creating fake VIP rooms. More than $31 million in fake chips, casino equipment, fake security-guard uniforms and a mobile baccarat table were found on Tuesday night in a suite of a Macau hotel, police spokesman Pun Sio-tong said yesterday. 'There would ...




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