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Viva Sin City

Joshua Surtees dives into the Vegas pool party scene.

Saturday, 3 November, 2012, 11:29pm

Britain's Prince Harry caught in the nude in Las Vegas hotel suite

Pictures of a naked Prince Harry cavorting with a nude young woman in a Las Vegas hotel room were published on a US website yesterday

The photos are a potential embarrassment to Harry, the grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and third in line to the throne, and the royal family.

23 Aug 2012 - 4:17am

Okada asks judge to restore Wynn shareholder rights

Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada asked a federal court in the United States to restore his rights as the largest shareholder of Wynn Resorts, and to halt an 'unlawful' bid by Wynn chief executive Steve Wynn to remove him from the board.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wynn casino resort to cost US$4b

US casino magnate Steve Wynn said yesterday that his new Cotai casino resort in Macau would cost US$4 billion to build.

Approval for a 51-acre site at Cotai was awarded to Wynn early last month. The casino giant currently operates a single high-end property, which opened in 2006, on the Macau peninsula but Cotai is fast becoming the city's new gaming mecca.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Quirks like a charm

Few luxury hotels are left in family hands nowadays, but the Metropole in Venice, Italy, is one of them. In a city marred by opportunists and mediocre, overpriced tourist menus, the hotel, located near the magnificent Piazza San Marco, is a beacon of style and substance.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Macau and Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson (below) has emerged as a key player in the battle for the United States presidency. Adelson has donated US$5 million to a political action committee backing family values philanderer Newt Gingrich to be the Republican candidate.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Wynn vows to fight suit filed by major shareholder

Casino operator Wynn Resorts fired back at its largest shareholder, calling a lawsuit filed against the company by Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada 'preposterous'.

Okada, a director of the company and its biggest shareholder with a 20 per cent stake, is a long-time business partner of Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Wynn sued over HK$1b Macau donation

Kazuo Okada, the billionaire who is the biggest shareholder in the casino developer Wynn Resorts, is suing the company for access to its financial records over an 'unprecedented' HK$1 billion donation to the University of Macau Development Foundation and other transactions.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Smart money has massive casino delayed again

Sands China has confirmed what most observers already assumed: the opening of the company's long-delayed US$4.48 billion Cotai casino complex will likely be pushed back again, to the first quarter of next year.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Casino giant takes control of MGM China

Pansy Ho Chiu-king has agreed to take a back seat in a restructuring announced last night, allowing MGM Resorts International to take majority control of MGM China Holdings when it lists in Hong Kong.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Illegal restaurant worker jailed for attacking chef with chopper

8 May 2010 - 12:00am

Dubai produces a real Pearl of a development - with Abu Dhabi cash

Normally, the Easter weekend is quiet, with not much on the social calendar. Thus, it came as a surprise that a VIP cocktail event was planned on Saturday night. The society folks not at their Bali or Phuket retreats instead dropped by the Grand Hyatt to see the Dubai Pearl display.

6 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Dion to come back

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Court adds to big gambler's losing streak

The Court of Appeal yesterday declined in particularly derisive fashion to hear the case of a high roller who was ordered to pay US$3 million in gambling debts to casino operator Wynn Las Vegas.

29 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Who's the winner in Wynn-Wing situation?

Chinese-language financial websites carried the surprising news yesterday that shares in Wing Lei - the Cantonese name for Wynn - had soared as much as 90 per cent.

The headlines suggested a scorching debut for casino operator Wynn Macau's HK$12.6 billion listing on the Hong Kong stock market.

9 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

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