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January - February 2002
Asia & Australasia

27th February    Kuala Lumpur    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Malaysia's Genting returns to the black

26th February    New Zealand    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
NZ Sky City 1H Hurt By Force, Adelaide Operations

26th February    Victoria, Australia    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Australia's Victoria Govt To Broaden Gambling Controls

25th February    Hong Kong    Source: Northern Light/AFX-Asia
Star Cruises open to merger offers if price is right

25th February    Taiwan    Source: Yahoo Singapore/The China Post
suggests lotto socially harmful
A Government official has warned that the countries new lottery will lead to a dip in economic growth of between 0.3 and 0.4%.

25th February    Victoria, Australia    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Australian state plans new slot machine curbs

22nd February    Hong Kong    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Star Cruises reports losses on slowdown and charges

22nd February    Philippines    Source: FT Global Archive/Business World
Anomalous Pagcor contracts said to have cost gov't P143M

21st February    Taipei, Taiwan    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Taiwan lottery fever said to unleash "mudslide" of  greed

21st February    Perth    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Burswood H1 profit drops 25 pct to A$11.7 mln

21st February    Melbourne    Source: Australian Financial Review & Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Gambling boss to cash in his chips
Australia's Tabcorp Reports 38.4 PCT Rise in H1 Net Profit

21st February    Australia    Source: New Zealand Herald
Sydney view: Gaming industry boom a sure bet

21st February    Las Vegas & Australia     Source: Las Vegas Sun
LV company selling Australian interests - Park Place & Jupiters

20th February    Taiwan     Source: Yahoo Singapore/China Post
Lotto frenzy forces Taipeibank rethink
Since the Taiwan Lotto was launched one month ago there have been 5 suicide attempts from losing players.

20th February    Melbourne     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
High Rollers At Crown Land A Blow To PBL 1H Result

20th February    Sydney     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Jupiters buys back shares as Park Place exits

20th February    Las Vegas & Sydney     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Aristocrat Presents Corporate Operating Results for Fiscal Year Ended December 2001

19th February    Hanoi     Source: Northern Light/Asia Pulse
Vietnam Gov't to expand legal gambling options for foreigners

19th February    Sydney     Source: Northern Light/AFX & Asia Pulse 
Aristocrat Leisure 2001 results show strong intl sales growth
Australia's Aristocrat posts 33% rise in full year net profit

19th February    Australia     Source: The Melbourne Age
Gaming group bets on bumper second half after drop - TAB Queensland

18th February    Hong Kong     Source: FT Global Archive/The Independent - Feb 16th
Hong Kong: A good bet for a great day out
A fact filled look at racing at Sha Tin & Happy Valley where handle for an average days racing is HK$1bn (£94 million).

17th February    Sydney    Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Shareholders in the gambling industry are on a roll

17th February    Poipet, Cambodia    Source: Yahoo Singapore/AFP
Fortunes pouring out of Thailand at glitzy border casinos

14th February    Sydney     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Australia's Ainsworth Game Technology Says FY02 On Track

14th February    Jackarta, Indonesia     Source: The Jakarta Post
Military Police gambling ring causes riot
Punter Power!. An officer in the Military Police having his house burned down for not paying out winners.

11th February    Queensland    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Jupiters sees double digit yr profit growth

11th February    Victoria, Australia    Source: The Melbourne Age
Support growing for smoking bans
A survey of  2000 people revealed that over 75% would be in favour of a smoking ban at gambling venues.

11th February     Queensland     Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Breakwater banks on gaming after 35pc slide

10th February    Malaysia     Source: The Malaysian Star
Sabah to launch ops against slot machine operators

8th February    Kuala Lumpur    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Genting shares drop on Macau licence failure

8th February    Kuala Lumpur    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Genting volatile pre-Macau licence news

7th February    Australia     Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Waterhouse grilled over 500-1 bets
A bookmaking story from down-under.

5th February    Kuala Lumpur     Source: Northern Light/AFX-Asia
Genting extends gains ahead of Macau casino bid outcome
KLSE gaming stocks higher on hopes of increased betting activity 

5th February    South Korea     Source: Digital Chosun
Gambling Industry Grows at Exploding Rate

29th January    Kuala Lumpur    Source: FT Global Archive/Business Times Malaysia
Genting hits 2-year high on Macau licence talk

29th January    Philippines    Source: FT Global Archive/Business World Philippines
Mondragon sees trading at PSE to restart today

28th January    Taiwan    Source: Taipei Times & Yahoo Singapore/China Post
Betting on sports may soon begin
Foreigners gambling on new sports lotto in Taiwan

27th January    Japan & Las Vegas    Source: Honolulu Advertiser/Bloomberg News Service
Japanese company bets on casinos
Profile of Kazuo Okada's Aruze Corporation that has taken a $260 million 50% share in Steve Wynn's Le Reve project. Pachinko in Japan produces annual revenues of $212.8 billion an amazing 6% of GDP.

26th January    Philippines    Source: The Philippine Star
Pagcor remits P10.6-B to National Government in 2001
PAGCOR had record breaking income of 17.45 billion Pesos in 2001, the highest ever in its 15-year history.

25th January    Gold Coast, Australia    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Australia's Jupiters Clears Final Hurdle for Convention Centre

25th January    Kuala Lumpur & Macau    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Malaysia's Genting hits 17-mth high on Macau talk

23rd January    Japan   Source: Taipei Times
Japan's gambling operators asked to help government

23rd January    Sydney & Reno    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Aristocrat/IGT -3: Retaliatory Action Against IGT

20th January    New Zealand    Source: New Zealand Herald
Gaynor: Loading the dice against casinos
In the year to June 2000 NZ$1.297 billion was lost by gamblers in New Zealand representing 2.9 per cent of the country's total salaries.

20th January    Sydney    Source: Bloomberg News - Australia
Aristocrat Sees U.S. Sales Driving 2002 Earnings

19th January    Bangkok & Singapore    Source: Yahoo Singapore/AFP & Channel News Asia
Two killed, five injured in Thai blast linked to gambling debts
Police raid 'soccer club' gambling den

19th January    Perth    Source: The Melbourne Age
Shock profit result for Perth casino

18th January    Western Australia    Source:
Lottery winner searches dump for lost £500,000 ticket

18th January    Australia    Source:
Aussies cash-in despite Net gambling ban

18th January    Thailand     Source: Bangkok Post
Study ordered into legalising casinos - Conclusions will go to public hearing

17th January    Australia     Source: FT Global Archive/The  Independent
Nic Szeremeta details events from last weeks Australasian Poker Championships held at the Crown Casino, Melbourne

17th January    Las Vegas & Macau     Source: Las Vegas Sun
LV companies dominate finalist list - Corrected link
Amazingly 5 of the 9 companies left in the bidding for Macau's new gambling concessions are from Las Vegas

17th January    Taiwan     Source: Yahoo Singapore/China Post
Lotto fever hits Taiwan on game's first day

15th January    Sydney & Vanuatu     Source: Northern Light/Asia Pulse
Australia's PBL, Ainsworth sign games development deal
The newly listed company headed by Len Ainsworth  will be providing PBL's recently launched with "virtual Pokies". Website:

13th January    Cambodia    Source: Yahoo Singapore/AFP & Reuters
Hundreds of Thai gamblers flee after bomb blasts in border casino
Grenade blast injures five at Cambodian casino

11th January    New South Wales, Australia    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Australian State to Ban Neon Ads for Gambling

10th January    Australia    Source: FT Global Archive/Independent
Nic Szeremeta travels down under to the Crown Casino in Melbourne for the Australian Championships.

10th January    Korea    Source: FT Global Archive/Asia Pulse
Korea's recreation and gambling industry grows 45% last year.

9th January    Thailand     Source: FT Global Archive/Bangkok Post
Odds against benefits from legal casinos

8th January    Australia     Source: Northern Light/Asia Pulse
Australia's TAB Queensland receives approval for South Australia YAB acquisition

7th January    Columbo, Sri Lanka     Source: Yahoo India/Indo-Asian News Service 
Glitzy casinos, trendy shops pull Indians to Sri Lanka

4th January    Vanuatu     Source: New Zealand Herald
Packer spins wheel of online casino

1st January    Thailand & Burma    Source: Bangkok Post
Warmer ties good news for border casinos - More Thai gamblers going to Tachilek

1st January    Philippines    Source: Yahoo Singapore/SunStar
Pampanga: Official respects opposing views on casino