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Croupier

Casino ban seen as raw deal for young

A law banning under-21s from casinos in Macau has stirred a fierce debate among academics and workers' associations in the city.

The new rule, which takes effect in November, is designed to reduce problem gambling.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:30pm

'HK investor backs illegal Thai casino'

An illegal casino is set to open in Bangkok with Hong Kong backing, says Thailand's former massage parlour king turned politician, Chuwit Kamolvisit.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Dongguan's biggest illegal casino raided

More than 90 gamblers, including people from Europe and Southeast Asia, have been arrested in a swoop on Dongguan's biggest underground casino.

In the evening of December 30, more than 500 police officers and 14 armoured vehicles converged on the casino and seized the gamblers. Authorities did not make news of the raid public until Tuesday.

14 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Increased race days is a good move

Regarding the government's decision to increase the number of race days and race simulcasts next year, I believe it will boost Hong Kong's competitiveness, even if it raises concerns about the promotion of gambling.

13 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

HEDGING THE BETS

It began as a whim, a way for a teenage boy to occasionally break the monotony of life in notoriously staid Singapore. While other youngsters his age focused on sports or their studies, Sim Cheng Ho took a cue from his father and put in regular appearances at the Singapore Turf Club, placing small bets on horse races.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Students gamble on a career outside casinos

Having watched dozens of her classmates drop out of their studies to pursue careers as casino card dealers, Isadora Leung can understand the attraction: impressive starting salaries, nice clothes, good apartments and what many describe as money to burn.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Las Vegas smiles must replace rude croupiers

Stanley Ho is to be congratulated for welcoming his two new rivals in the Macau gambling industry. It cannot be easy to share one's kingdom after ruling exclusively for so many years.

However, all of us who love Macau will be hoping the casino staff employed by the newcomers will bring a different attitude to those currently working in Macau's casinos.

18 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Ho bets US$20m on luring cyber-punters

Casino mogul Stanley Ho is betting the future of online gambling will include live 24-hour croupiers, streaming video and attractive computer-generated assistants.

4 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Dealers chase cancelled art show deposits

POLICE may be called in to help art dealers recover millions of dollars in deposits paid for stalls at Hong Kong and Singapore art shows which were never held - or blacklist the shows' organiser.

16 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Dice roll again as casinos exploit a legal loophole

THE roulette wheels are whirring again in the Sri Lankan capital's casinos and the police appear powerless to stop them.

The gambling houses which have begun operating after more than a five-year hiatus are attracting hundreds of the world's high-rollers.

8 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

How Vegas brings in the big shots

LAS VEGAS is a glittering lure for Asian high-rollers whose appetite for gambling is becoming legendary.

Asian big spenders are coveted customers used to red carpet treatment, including private jets which whisk them to the desert casinos from Los Angeles and San Francisco.

25 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Officers acquitted

Ten police officers were acquitted in San Po Kong Court of illegal gambling. Magistrate Colin Morley accepted it was 'a social occasion rather than illegal gambling' because of the absence of entry fees, croupiers, tips and commissions. Yip Wing-chung, 19, who rented the premises in Kowloon City was acquitted of illegal gambling and allowing gambling in his flat.

20 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Croupiers spoil betting fun

I AM a regular visitor to Macau and enjoy its unique atmosphere which I find to be a welcome break from non-stop Hong Kong. Whenever going there I always make a point of visiting the Lisboa Casino and enjoy trying my luck at the tables.

12 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Gambling on success in the land of communism

A HALF-COMPLETED clubhouse perched on a river bank in southern Guangdong marks the latest step of capitalistic encroachment in China - gambling.

The European-style complex, erected on the former site of a recreational park in Gaoming, 30 kilometres southwest from Guangzhou, houses the exclusive club.

30 Aug 1994 - 12:00am