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Casino designed by Zaha Hadid opens in Macau

Fpo - A flamboyant new casino designed by Zaha Hadid opened its doors in Macau on Friday, featuring futuristic curves and skeletal steel structures characteristic of the acclaimed late architect.

Swiss vote to block foreign-based gambling sites

Geneva - Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved Sunday blocking foreign-based betting sites in a high-stakes referendum on a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction, but which opponents said amounted to internet censorship.A full 72.

Swiss to place bets on gambling law in high stakes referendum

Geneva - Swiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to back a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction and allow some online betting, or reject what opponents say amounts to internet censorship.

UK slashes maximum stake on gambling machines to £2

London - Britain will slash the maximum stake on controversial gambling machines to £2 ($2.7, 2.3 euros) per spin, the government said Thursday, as it vowed "to protect the most vulnerable in society" from harmful losses.

Vietnam arrests another police official over online gambling ring

Hanoi - Vietnam has arrested a second senior police official accused of involvement in an illicit online gambling ring, the Ministry of Public Security said Friday, amid a sweeping crackdown on graft in the communist nation.

Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn quits resorts firm over harassment claims

Washington - Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn announced Tuesday he was stepping down as chairman and CEO of his company Wynn Resorts following allegations of decades of sexual misconduct.

Europe's 'largest casino complex' to open in Cyprus by 2021

Nicosia - A casino complex billed as the largest of its kind in Europe is scheduled to begin operations in Cyprus by 2021, giving a major boost to the economy, officials said Tuesday.

Nose spray tested to kick gambling habit: Finnish researchers

Helsinki - Finnish researchers on Monday said they were to launch a study to see if gambling addiction can be treated with a fast-working nasal spray.

Gaming giant Crown faces misconduct claims in Australia

Sydney - Australian gambling powerhouse Crown is facing a raft of explosive allegations, including slot machine tampering and avoiding money-laundering scrutiny after whistleblower accounts were tabled in parliament Wednesday.

Donald Trump proving a godsend for British bookmakers

London - Donald Trump is proving such a good source of income for British bookmakers that one bookie has a department solely devoted to bets related to the US president.

Gambling addict brings landmark Australia poker machine case

Sydney - A landmark trial began Tuesday against Australian casino giant Crown and gambling slot machine maker Aristocrat, alleging players are misled or deceived about their chances of winning.

'Mafia links' halted Trump plan to build Sydney casino

Sydney - Donald Trump's plan to build and operate Sydney's first casino were killed off due to his consortium's "mafia connections", according to documents made public Thursday after 30 years.

Deadly storm tells tale of two cities in Macau

Macau - When Typhoon Hato swept into Macau it exposed a very different side to a city best-known for ostentatious casinos and wealthy high rollers.

Philippines puts big casinos on money-laundering watch

Manila - The Philippines said Wednesday it would monitor large transactions at casinos to curb money-laundering, after proceeds from an $81 million theft were funnelled through several gambling establishments last year.

Philippine casino hit by deadly arson attack reopens

Manila - A Philippine casino that was shut down after an armed attacker set fire to gambling rooms claiming the lives of 37 people reopened Thursday with enhanced security, authorities said.

Gibraltar bets on holding online gambling top spot

Gibraltar - Gibraltar Friday vowed to do whatever it takes to keep its position as a leading online gambling jurisdiction despite Britain's looming exit from the European Union.

Britain and Gibraltar 'one EU entity': court advisor

Luxembourg - Britain and Gibraltar count as one EU state in terms of a key aspect of the single market, a senior EU lawyer said Thursday, in an opinion that could effect the territory's life after Brexit.

Royal Seas Cruises offers top quality entertainment Commissioned

Royal Seas Cruises is known for their top quality cruises to some of the best destinations in the Caribbean. Royal Seas Cruises also has some of the very best live entertainment available today in the entire cruise industry.

Crown shares plunge after China detains high-roller chief

Sydney - Shares in billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts plunged on Monday after 18 sales and marketing staff were detained in China, including an executive in charge of luring high-rollers to Australia.The gaming company's stock fell 13.

Crown shares plunge after China detains high-roller chief

Sydney - Shares in billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts plunged on Monday after 18 sales and marketing staff were detained in China, including an executive in charge of luring high-rollers to Australia.The gaming company's stock fell 13.

Crown shares plunge after China detains high-roller chief

Sydney - Shares in billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts plunged on Monday after 18 sales and marketing staff were detained in China, including an executive in charge of luring high-rollers to Australia.The gaming company's stock fell 13.

Australia's Crown Resorts staff 'detained' in China

Sydney - Up to 18 employees of Australian billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts are believed to have been detained in China, reports said Saturday.

Australia's Crown Resorts staff 'detained' in China

Sydney - Up to 18 employees of Australian billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts are believed to have been detained in China, reports said Saturday.

Australia's Crown Resorts staff 'detained' in China

Sydney - Up to 18 employees of Australian billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts are believed to have been detained in China, reports said Saturday.

French foreign minister's son charged with forgery

Paris - Thomas Fabius, son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, has been charged with forgery in connection with his passion for gambling, judicial sources said Saturday.

Financially strapped Atlantic City considers gamblers' way out

Atlantic City - East Coast gambling mecca Atlantic City, N.J., is almost out of chances to save itself from looming financial catastrophe.

Atlantic City's shuttered Revel casino faces new power hurdle

Atlantic City - The new owner of the shuttered $2.4 billion Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City says he won't pay more than $1 million in overdue power bills because the utility company will not account for the electricity usage.

French far-right calls for foreign minister to quit over son's U.S. warrant

Paris - France's far-right National Front (FN) called Friday for Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to resign after US authorities issued an arrest warrant against his son for allegedly writing dud cheques at a Las Vegas casino.

U.S. arrest warrant for French minister's son over bad checks

Washington - The son of the French foreign minister is the subject of an arrest warrant for writing bad checks at a Las Vegas casino the night before his father assumed his position.Thomas Fabius wrote bad checks totaling more than $3.

Hollywood stars to launch $3.2 bn casino resort in Macau

Macau - Hollywood stars including Leonardo DiCaprio are set to launch Macau's newest $3.2 billion casino and entertainment resort, as the southern Chinese enclave's high-roller gambling business takes a hit from China's corruption crackdown.
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