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Macau Approved to Take Hong Kong Jockey Club Bets

International News Brief: The government on Tuesday opened the door to the hoped-for globalization of Hong Kong Jockey Club betting pools when it approved an application for the Macau Horse Racing Company to act as a betting agent.

Ho to Buy into Emperor Entertainment

nternational News Brief: Stanley Ho will pay HK$92 million to buy a 3.44 percent stake in Emperor Entertainment Hotel, a hotel-casino developer controlled by tycoon Albert Yeung, expanding his already huge presence in Macau.

Hong Kong Liberals Proposal Casino

International News Brief: The Hong Kong Liberal Party wants to build European-style tourist-only casinos on Lantau Island.

Hong Kong Football Betting Break Requested

International News Brief: An advocacy group has called on the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the sole legal bookmaker of football betting in the SAR, to introduce a one-month break each year.

Melco to Raise Funds for Macau Casino

International News Brief: Casino tycoon Stanley Ho's Melco International Development plans to raise up to HK$400 million through a share placement. The money will be used towards funding a Macau casino venture.

Britain's Betting Fever Pale Compared to Hong Kong's

International News Brief: Betting in Britain has experienced a great increase. However, Britain’s punters are nothing compared to Hong Kong’s.

Cleaners Strike Macau's Sands

News Brief: More than 20 cleaners at Macau's Sands casino staged a brief strike after their union leader was fired in a pay dispute with one of the casino's contractors, the fired leader said today.

Hong Kong Police Bust Gambling Ring

International News Brief: Hong Kong police smashed the second illegal insect-fighting gambling ring in a month when they arrested 43 people for betting on battles between pet crickets, officers said on Tuesday.

Casinos Coming to Asia

Prof. I. Nelson Rose: The explosion of legal gaming that is sweeping the world has finally reached Asia.

Hong Kong Sports World Hit by Gambling Scandal

International News Brief: While doping scandals rock the Olympic games in Greece, police in Hong Kong Saturday busted an underground network of illegal sports gambling.

Police Bust Bug Betting Ring

International News Brief: Hong Kong's obsession with gambling reached unusual extremes on Monday when 115 people were arrested for betting on insect fights.

Betfair Targets Asian Gamblers

International News Brief: Online gambling service Betfair, has embarked on an expansion plan in Asia by lobbying governments and the handful of existing legal bookies for recognition and alliances.

Hong Kong Considers Affects of WTO Ruling

International News Brief: The Hong Kong government's ambitious attempt to stop residents from betting on offshore websites may have run into a new obstacle: the World Trade Organisation.

Hong Kong Continues Curbing Gambling

International News Brief: Hong Kong Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho says that Hong Kong would continue its efforts on curbing the gambling related activities.

Hong Kong Survey Looks at Problem Gambling

International News Brief: People who start gambling when in their teens are more likely to become problem gamblers than those who start later in life, according to a recent survey.

Hong Kong Tourism Campaign Aimed at Racing Fans

nternational News Brief: The Hong Kong Tourism Board has created the Equine Delight Tour to promote the island’s racing program and give visitors an opportunity to meet jockeys and some of the racehorses.

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