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July - December 2003


21st December          Macau             The China Daily
Macau SAR government embraces rosy picture

17th December          Las Vegas & Macau             IHT/Bloomberg News
Galaxy outlines $591 million casino plan
Galaxy Resort Casino intends spending $591 million on three hotel casinos in Macau. The Waldo opening in April with 38 tables and 150 slots.

15th December          Macau             China View/
Macao to ensure security in logistic, personnel

11th December          Macau             Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Macau's Economy Grew At Record Rate Of 25% In 3Q
Visitors increased 33% in the September quarter and government revenues from Stanley Ho's casinos jumped 43%.

4th December          Macau   
Macau's gambling shake-up

18th November          Las Vegas & Macau            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn impressed with gaming potential in Asia
Wynn Macau will open in early 2006 however Shelton Adelson's project will be doing business much earlier.

15th November          Macau             Xinhuan Net/China View
Casinos in Macao pay record high tax
Stanley Ho's 11 casinos have so far contributed U.S. $1.125 billion to the Macao Special Administrative Region in 2003. The amount for the whole of 2002 was U.S.$937.5 million.

12th November          Hong Kong   
Police smash Wong Tai Sin gambling den

4th November          Macau            Channel News Asia
More Mainland Chinese head for Macau's 2 casinos

2nd November          Macau 
Macau Property Market to Rebound on Casino Ventures, Post Says

1st November          Las Vegas & Macau           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn, board expected to hold meeting in Macau next week

22nd October          Macau          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Casino mogul Steve Wynn urges Macau to suppress wanton loansharking

15th October          Hong Kong           HK Information Services
Gambling counselling hotline opens

5th October         Taiwan & Macau           China Post
Second cash card holder uses scam to borrow millions
Despite having a limit of NT$50,000 a Taiwanese punter in Macau managed to withdraw NT$2.56 million with his ATM card.

26th September         Hong Kong           Fox Sports World/AP
Hong Kong betting operator accepts bets on UEFA Cup match already underway

19th September          Macau & Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Chinese regulator critical of Wynn remarks
The article also covers panel discussions from G2E with comments by Peter Dean of the GBGB and Teresa Tunstall from Gamcare.

5th September          Macau & Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Labor problem erupts at Adelson's casino project in China

1st September           Hong Kong            Source: Channel News Asia, & FoxSports
Asian countries fight illegal offshore betting on horse racing
Asia tackles offshore betting
Hong Kong teams up with seven countries to fight illegal offshore betting
The Racing Federations of Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, India and Singapore have signed an agreement not to advertise or promote their products in each others countries without permission.

29th August           Hong Kong          Source: Sporting Life
HK betting pools may be opened

28th August           Las Vegas & Macau          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Progress in Las Vegas, waiting in Macau for Wynn
Wynn Las Vegas ahead of schedule, developer says

28th August           Las Vegas & Macau          Source: San Diego Union-Tribune/AP
Casino developer: Time running out for gambling reforms in Macau

10th August          Hong Kong           Source: Sydney Morning Herald
$50m carry-over a triple treat for HK

8th August          Las Vegas & Macau           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Analysts: Legislation could delay Wynn Macau project
It could possibly be late in 2004 or even 2005 before The Venetian and Wynn Resorts open their casinos in Macau.

4th August          Hong Kong           Source: FoxSports/AP
Legal soccer betting in Hong Kong attracting mostly small-time gamblers

2nd August          Hong Kong           Source: Taipei Times
Hong Kong places its bets on soccer games for first time

28th July          Hong Kong          Source:
HK cellcos to cash in on legalized soccer betting

25th July          Macau          Source: Manila Times/Bloomberg - Opinion
Macauís Ho faces onslaught from Vegas casino owners
Everything you ever wanted to know about the 81 year old Dr Stanley Ho, STDM & the two U.S.competitors hoping to compete with his new company SJM.

23rd July          Las Vegas & Macau, China           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Adelson details plans for new Strip in China

22nd July          Las Vegas & Macau          Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
U.S. gaming mogul seeks developers for Macau site
Adelson details plans for new Strip in China

22nd July          Las Vegas & Macau          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands, Inc., Parent Company of The Venetian Las Vegas, Begins Development of a Las Vegas-Styled Strip on Cotai, Macao,

21st July          Hong Kong           Source:
Legal Hong Kong soccer betting kicks off August 1st

16th July          Hong Kong          Source: Informa Media
Galaxy plans HK's first iTV gambling - In brief

13th July          Hong Kong           Source: The Standard
Gambling on football no sure bet for club coffers
Betting on Soccer has now been legalised in Hong Kong. Turnover on racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club declined to HK$72 billion this season. In 1997 it was HK$92.3 billion. 

11th July          Hong Kong           Source: News Channel Asia
HK passes bill to allow betting on soccer
Lawmakers passed the gambling bill 30-24 yesterday, there had been strong opposition from Christian groups. The soccer betting franchise will be operated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

10th July          Macau           Source: The Peoples Daily
Macao's Gaming Company Settles Decades Long Labor Dispute
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