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November - December 2001
Asia & Australasia

31st December    Taiwan    Source: Yahoo Singapore/China Post
Chen pressured over new gambling bill

27th December    Thailand    Source:
'Two million people involved in shady football betting network'

26th December    Manila     Source: Northern Light/AFX-ASIA
SM Group opens 600 mln peso Tagaytay casino complex

24th December    Queensland, Australia     Source:
Jupiters Casino staff accept enterprise bargaining agreement

24th December    New Zealand     Source: New Zealand Herald
Casino that never sleeps sure bet
Casino's pull and a near tragedy
The Herald made made some observations of table game players at Auckland's Sky City at 5am and found 90% to be Asian the same percentage on the slots were Pacific Islanders.

24th December    Philippines     Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer
Casino plan stirs  debate in Pampanga

23rd December    Bangkok    Source: Bangkok Post
Legalising casinos could fetch B100bn

22nd December    Singapore    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Wager-mad Singapore mulls merits and ills of casino

22nd December    Bangkok    Source: Yahoo Singapore/AFP
Thais give thumbs down to legalised casinos

20th December    Thailand    Source: FT Global Archive/Bangkok Post
Call for open hearings on legal casinos Deputy PM says pros and cons need airing

20th December    Singapore    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Channel Asia
Singapore don't need a casino to lure tourists: Minister

17th December    Australia    Source: Yahoo Singapore - Reuters & Dow Jones
Large Slice Of Australia's Burswood Changes Hands
Ainsworth Makes Strong Debut

14th December    Hong Kong     Source: International Herald Tribune
In Hong Kong, Passion for Horses and Betting
The Hong Kong Cup will be run at Sha Tin on Sunday. A crowd of 80,000 is expected to bet more than HKS12 billion (S1.4 billion) on the seven International races.

13th December    India     Source: The Tribune
Haryana not averse to casinos

12th December    Melbourne     Source:
Union pursues casino smoking ban

12th December    Macau & Malaysia     Source: eMedia Malaysia
Odds against Genting getting casino licence

11th December    Kuala Lumpur     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Malaysia's Genting bids for Macau casino deal

10th December    Darwin, Australia    Source:
Fire in casino, 150 guests evacuated

9th December    Australia    Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Locals up the ante for casinos
The win in Australia's casinos has reached A$3 billion for the first time - up 19% on 2,000. There are 10,853 slots and 1,119 tables. Estimated visitor total for the year was 38.7 million.

9th December    Melbourne    Source:
Casino workers postpone stopwork on passive smoking

7th December    Australia    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Australia's Ainsworth/IPO: To Start Trading Dec 17

6th December    Australia    Source: FT Global Archive/Canberra Times
$1.4m being bet at each casino table a year, survey finds

6th December   South Korea   Source: Yahoo Singapore
Kangwon Land Could Be Safe Bet
The 30 table, 420 slot Kangwon casino attracts an average of 2,421 visitors a day. By our calculations the average daily gross win is just under $1 million.

5th December    Perth, Australia    Source: The West Australian
Casino sting: Ex-SAS man in $2m demand

4th & 5th December    Philippines    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Sun Star
San Fernando: Arroyo, David debate over Paskuhan casino
San Fernando: Church to oppose casino in Paskuhan Village

28th November    Sydney    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
New South Wales Formally Approves Tab Monitoring System
The system will monitor machine activity and assess duty for the state government on over 100,000 machines spread across 3,200 venues.

28th November    Manila, Philippines    Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer - Opinion
Government casino is not a good idea

26th November    Manila    Source: Northern Light/AFX-Asia 
Pagcor in talks with 2 foreign groups for 15 bln usd 'Entertainment City'

23rd November    New Zealand    Source:
Gaming Machine Association Slams New Govt. Tax

23rd November    New South Wales, Australia    Source: FT Marketwatch/Asia Pulse
Australia's TAB gets approval for Maximillions gaming machines

22nd November    Hong Kong    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Hong Kong's United Power to form Macau gambling venture

22nd November    Queensland    Source:
Strategy: Casino's next bet
A profile of Queensland based Jupiters and Bookmaker subsidiary Centrebet

22nd November    New Zealand    Source:
Alarming teenage gambling survey

21st November    Sydney    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones & Melbourne Age
Ainsworth Game Bets On Share Offer Success
Pokies' float in play for $50m

21st November    Kuala Lumpur    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Bets on for winners in Malaysia's gaming shake-up

19th November    Tokyo   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Japanese Tax Panel Considers Legalizing Casinos

18th November    Malaysia    Source: The Star Online
77 slot machine operators fined

18th November    Japan    Source: Japan Today
12 governors for legalizing casinos, 15 against

18th November    Thailand & Burma    Source: Bangkok Post
Casino resort owners to pay for Ruak footbridge

17th November    Japan    Source: Japan Times Online
Casinos eyed for revenue boost
"A subcommittee of the government's Tax Commission started discussions Friday on whether to legalize casinos"

16th November    Manila    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Manila casino operator eyes $355 mln bond float
State owned casino operator PAGCOR will use the money to buy a 60-hectare package of reclaimed land on Manila Bay

13th November    Cambodia/Thailand   Source: Yahoo Singapore/AFP
Thai children dumped in hotel as mum gambles in border casino

9th November    New South Wales   Source: ABC Online
Gaming Minister questions fine after gambler's death

6th November    Australia    Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Star Games ready to launch Vic pokie assault

4th November    Sydney    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones & Melbourne Age
Australia's Ainsworth Game Tech Details A$50M Share Offer
Father of pokies takes a punt
Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd. was founded by Len Ainsworth who was also the founder of Aristocrat. 50 million shares at A$1 are being offered.

4th November    Manila    Source: The Philippine Star
Parañaque group to check Casino Filipino patrons

2nd November    Thailand    Source: Bangkok Post & Yahoo Singapore
Trade, gambling on agenda for Hun Sen
Border casinos high on Thai agenda for Cambodian PM's visit

1st November    South Korea    Source: Digital Chosun
Kangwon Land to Become Largest Gambling Firm