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September - October 2004
Asia & Australasia

31st October           Australia
Extortion threat to bookies
Bookmakers in Australia are hoping that they receive no more DDoS attacks in the run up to Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

30th October           Canbera, Australia          The Advertiser
Gambling adds to nation's debt

30th October           Australia          ABC Online
UNiTAB wants betting exchanges ban

29th October           New Zealand          Service and Food Workers Union - Press release
Worker disciplined for wearing badge... Union to challenge Sky City casino

26th October           Australia          The Guardian
'When do I win? I never win!'

26th October           Singapore          The Star Online
Casino may follow Las Vegas concept

25th October           Vienna & Singapore
Casinos Austria an Einstieg in Singapur interessiert
Casinos Austria are one of a number of International casino operators to have expressed an intererest in operating a casino in Singapore.

25th October           Singapore          The Malaysian Star
Singapore casino is still on the cards

24th October           Australia          The Melbourne Age & Herald Sun
Govt tries for gambling ATM ban
Drive to ban ATMs in casinos

18th October           Australia & Singapore          Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Singapore Airocean CEO Denies Report Of Casino Losses

17th October           Melbourne          The Herald Sun
Man who lost $25m at casino
The Herald Sun have somehow got their hands on the September win/loss records of junket players at Crown Casino's Mahogany Room.

16th October           Papua New Guinea          Sydney Morning Herald
PNG police linked to illegal gambling

14th October           Christchurch, New Zealand          Marlborough Express/
Casino pair charged for leaving girl

13th October           Christchurch, New Zealand & 
Mum's luck runs out after leaving 6-yr-old outside casino
No plea entered in neglect case

13th October           Australia
Parents not McHappy over pokie toy
A remarkable story. The casino for kids is at

11th October           Guam          Pacific Daily News
Prop A sets gaming rules - Initiative puts limits on gambling age, casino numbers
Official: Casino not a big draw for tourists to Cairns
Proposal A if approved will allow for the setting up of 10 casinos that will pay gaming taxes at 11% and have a minimum age requirement iof 21.

9th October           Sydney          Australian Daily Telegraph/
Casinos reward Tabcorp

30th September           Auckland, New Zealand
Conference plans for nationwide casinos campaign

30th September           Kathmandu, Nepal          The Himalayan Times
Government cracks the whip on casinos

30th September           Manila          Philippine Daily Inquirer
Mayors in eastern Metro Manila frown on e-casino operations

29th September           South Australia Advertiser
Hotels push for pokies freeze

29th September           Sydney          NineMSN/AAP
Aristocrat upbeat about future

29th September           Quezon City, Philappines          Philippine Daily Inquirer
QC declares war on e-casinos

29th September           Borneo         Borneo Bulletin
Casino not in consonance with State's policy: Musa

28th September           Australia          Sydney Morning Herald
Packer dubbed the 'Prince of Whales' - Whale Hunt in the Desert: The Secret Las Vegas of Casino Superhost Steve Cyr

27th September           New Zealand
NZ casino workers are organising to WIN!

27th September           Papua New Guinea          ABC Radio Australia
PNG police urged to enforce gaming laws

27th September           Singapore          Business Times
Entry curbs are no-go, say casino players - Large-scale gaming companies won't invest substantial capital, they say

27th September           New Zealand News
Gambling study surprises experts

26th September           Manila          The Philippine Star
Pagcor, Internet make casino gambling easy

26th September           Manila          Philippine Daily Tribune
Pagcor slammed for concealing casinos under various names

26th September           Singapore          Malaysian Star
53% of Singaporeans favour having casino, 47% oppose

25th September           Singapore          The Straits Times
The Casino toss-up
S'poreans split evenly on casino
A Straits Times survey has found that 53% of Singapore citizens are in favour and 47% against a casino being established.

24th September           Singapore          Australian Financial Review
Casino back on the cards for Singapore

24th September           Manila          ABS-CBNNews
Residents rally against casino in Binondo

23rd September           Manila, Philappines          The Daily Tribune
Pagcor splurges millions for execs? playground

23rd September           Manila, Philappines          Manila Bulletin
400,000 foreign visitors patronized 15 PAGCOR-run casinos in ’03

23rd September           Beijing, China          China Daily
Pari-mutuel betting becomes popular
The Beijing Jockey Club have been offering Pari-mutuel wagering, and paying a 15% tax since March this year. 70% of the pool on each race is returned to customers.

23rd September           Australia          The Australian
A fair bet racing will be the loser

20th September           Singapore          Straits Business Times - Columnist opinion
Casino debate: go with the facts, not the movies

20th September           Australia          New Zealand Herald/Reuters
Australian racing campaigns against online betting service

19th September           Australia & London          Yahoo Asia & Reuters
Australian racing mounts campaign against Betfair
If Betfair secure an Australian license Kerry Packer's PBL will invest A$30 million in a joint venture with the company.

16th September           Guam          Pacific Daily News
Bishop brings anti-casino petition to pope

15th September           New Zealand           New Zealand Herald
Gambling cash keeps many schools afloat

14th September           Singapore           The Straits Times
Do CEOs favour having a casino? You bet they do

14th September           Jakarta, Indonesia           The Jakarta Post
Movement launched to fight gambling

13th September           Seoul, South Korea           The Straits Times
Trump-led firms to pump $5b into Incheon

12th September           Seoul, South Korea           Korea Times
Foreign Investors to Inject $3 Bil. Into Yongjong-do

12th September           Melbourne          The Melbourne Age
Crown bans 1200 gamblers
In the last 2 years an average of two customers a day have been banned from Melbourne's Crown casino. The article has a quote from a player who is only allowed to flat-bet at BJ.

11th September           Seoul, South Korea          Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
U.S. hotel, casino firms plan $3 bln S.Korea project - media
Donald Trump is apparently one of a group of 30 U.S. investors scheduled to visit Seoul next week.

11th September           South Australia          The Advertiser
Gloves off for gambling, smoking debates
Slot machine numbers and smoking in public places are scheduled to be debated when the S.A. Parliament reconvenes next week.

10th September           Singapore          Straits Times - Columnist Opinion
Say nay to a casino

10th September           Queensland, Australia          The Australian
Beattie calls for casino smoke ban

9th September           Darwin, Australia          ABC News Online
Casino to assist tobacco law changes

9th September           Melbourne, Australia           The Herald Sun
High roller cops 4 years

8th September           Malaysia & Macau          The Straits Times
S'pore firm and Asian casino kingpins go for the jackpot
Interesting story about a business tie up between family members of Stanley Ho and Genting's founder Lim Goh Tong

8th September           Papua New Guinea          Post Courier
Ex-gaming boss jailed - Mogish critical of NEC on selection

8th September           Guam          ABC Asia Pacific
Guam casino debate gains momentum

7th September           Manila, Philappines          Manila Times
Lawmakers assail Pagcor’s text and Internet gambling

7th September           Manila, Philappines          ABS-CBN News
PAGCOR denies giving casino franchise to Stanley Ho's pals

7th September           Cebu City, Philappines          Business World - Link liable to change
Waterfront confident Pagcor will renew casino lease pact

7th September           Queensland & The Australian
They can high-roll their own
Jail and casino escape smoking ban

6th September           Guam          Pacific Daily News
Leaders to fight casinos
Citizens of Guam go to the Polls to vote on Proposition Ain November. If approved then casinos will be permitted on the island in Hotels with over 100 or more rooms.

6th September           Kangwon, South Korea          JoongAng Daily
7-come-11 in real style: Limo taxis at the casino

6th September           Australia          The Melbourne Age
Betting operators face probes
A $30 million investment by Kerry packers's PBL is conditional on Betfair being awarded an Australian betting license.

5th September           Guam          Pacific Daily News
Straw poll shows strong lead for gaming initiative

5th September           Singapore          Straits Times
Catholic Church opposed to casino here

3rd September           Seoul, South Korea          Korea Times & Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Three New Casinos for Foreigners Due in 2005
S Korean Govt to Allow More Casinos for Foreigners
The Korea National Tourism Organization is seeking bids for 3 new foreigner casinos. Presently South Korea has 13 casinos open only to foriegners and Kangwon open to Korean citizens.

3rd September           Sydney          Sydney Morning Herald & Melbourne Age
Sydney web punter caught in betting scandal
UK betting scam probe to broaden

2nd September           Poipet, Cambodia           Radio Australia/ABC News
Staff held over missing casino money in Cambodia detained by police
9 of 11 Golden Crown Casino staff held for 12 days over the disappearance of U.S. $3 million have now been handed over to the Cambodian police.

2nd September           Nepal          Union Network International
UNI supports Casino Workers in Nepal

2nd September           New Zealand          Bloomberg News
Sky City Stock Drops on Government Gaming Levy, Rules
Sky City must pay 0.51% of gross casino win into a fund for problem gamblers from 1st October.

1st September           Sydney, Australia           The Australian
Tabcorp gambles on a new image
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