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Slot machine 'mistake' costs Vietnamese casino US$55 million

An American who hit a US$55 million jackpot on a slot machine in a five-star Vietnamese hotel has won his lawsuit against the casino after it refused to pay him.

A court in Ho Chi Minh City ruled in favour of the gambler on Monday.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 3:46am

Hundreds arrested on mainland in crackdown on gambling

A network that supplied gambling machines to casinos in 30 provinces has been busted in an anti-gambling crackdown, the Ministry of Public Security said on its website yesterday.

27 Aug 2012 - 6:35am

Where gambling cheats go to buy their gadgets

Gambling is such a popular pastime in the Pearl River Delta that shops selling casino equipment and various punting aids have opened up on some of Guangzhou's busiest streets.

Goods for sale include baccarat tables, slot machines, chips, marked cards, 'X-ray' spectacles, 'magic' dice and software for creating online casinos.

25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

All In

Given its spare funds, Jockey Club cries crocodile tears over Macau The Hong Kong Jockey Club - the grand and generous outfit that it is - often makes the case that local horse racing is suffering because of competition from Macau's casinos, and restrictions on racing should be relaxed as a result.

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Macau slot machines shunned: it's a question of psychology

Slot-machine makers hoping for a bigger slice of Macau's booming casino pie are setting themselves up for failure. Many from the US are lured by the prospect of a huge market, with slot machines accounting for less than 5 per cent of annual gaming revenue in the former Portuguese enclave, compared with 80 per cent in Las Vegas.

7 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Poker-machine punters riled by Crowe crusade

Sydney

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has faced down many celluloid enemies in his Hollywood career - but his real-life anti-gambling campaign has generated a storm of protest and may be his toughest battle yet.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Feeling lucky?

Macau's lavish Venetian casino has its own lagoon, 850 gaming tables and 3,400 slot machines. Given all the facilities on offer, do you feel tempted to visit what is the world's second largest building? Write to us

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

'Jackpot' winner unlikely to receive prize

A Hong Kong woman who apparently hit a jackpot of HK$40 million in Macau is unlikely to cash in the amount due to a 'machine error', the city's deputy gaming inspector said yesterday.

'It seems that the amount will not be paid out,' said Antonio Pedro Silva Correia Paiva, deputy head of the Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ)

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Melco takes control of VendingData in HK$2b deal

Melco International Development, the Macau casino investor controlled by Lawrence Ho Yau-lung, said gaming technology unit Elixir Group had signed a HK$2.04 billion deal to take control of Las Vegas-based slot machine and gaming equipment maker VendingData Corp.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Still the world's gambling capital

A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines

With half-year gross gaming revenue in Macau reaching US$3.1 billion and the city poised to become the world's gambling capital, we take a look at the current title-holder, Las Vegas.

What makes Las Vegas, well ... Vegas?

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Macau bets future on rush to slot machines

High rollers, known as 'whales' in the industry, have kept Macau afloat for years, but now investors are placing their bets on a flood of little fish from the mainland.

To widen their appeal to a growing number of middle-class mainland tourists, casinos in the enclave are devoting an increasing number of tables to smaller stakes, cash play.

18 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Stanley slots in

It seems that casino magnate Stanley Ho is bulking up under pressure from foreign competition. He has installed 60 electronic slot machines at his Hotel Royal, despite having expressed a dislike for the impersonal gambling machines in the past.

1 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Slot machines are the 'crack cocaine' of all casino games

We refer to the column by Albert Cheng, headlined 'Viva Las Hong Kong' (South China Morning Post, November 15).

We welcome the debate on gaming in Hong Kong. As Mr Cheng pointed out, it is hypocritical of the anti-gambling coalition to oppose the broadening of legal gaming operations in the SAR, when we already have widespread betting on horse racing and the Mark Six.

24 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Winner unfazed by big Net gain

Wang Xun always considered himself lucky. Just how lucky, the Nanjing native discovered when he hit the US$1 million (HK$7.78 million) jackpot on an Internet slot machine last month. 'I always thought I would be a millionaire by the time I was 30,' he said.

22 May 2000 - 12:00am

Betting against one-arm bandits

MAYOR Philip Owen admits he gambles. He's been to Las Vegas and played the slot machines. At one point he was up C$350 (HK$1,950).

Nevertheless he's determined to keep the scourge of one-armed bandits out of Vancouver. So determined, in fact, that he's willing to bet a wad of the city's legal affairs budget that he can win his case in court.

19 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

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