China puts U.S. businessman on trial for mob crimes

Feb 10, 2014

China puts U.S. businessman on trial for mob crimes

An American businessman stood trial in China on Monday for allegedly heading a violent mob that kidnapped rivals and operated illegal casinos, charges he’s said he was tortured into confessing. Authorities in southern China have accused Vincent Wu of gang crimes, but Wu’s family ...

Casinos bet on success in Tokyo

| Sep 28, 2013

Casinos bet on success in Tokyo

by Philip Brasor

Most of the Olympics-related news reported since Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Games is about projected economic benefits and drawbacks. A lot of construction will take place over the next seven years, but not all of it will be directly related ...

Aug 16, 2013

Aussie casino mogul looks to Japan

Australian tycoon James Packer said Friday he wants to expand his gaming empire into the lucrative Japanese market in the form of resort casinos to tap the country’s love of gambling. The mogul, who operates casinos in Melbourne, Perth and Macau and is planning ...

Apr 26, 2013

National casino ban might fold under 'Abenomics'

The government may insert a plan to lift the nation’s casino ban in the new economic growth strategy to be drawn up in June, informed sources said. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is examining the idea of designating special zones in which resort complexes ...

Manila makes global gambling foray

Mar 18, 2013

Manila makes global gambling foray

by Cecil Morella

The Philippines makes its biggest bet this weekend in a high-stakes bid to join the world’s elite gaming destinations, with the launch of a $1.2 billion casino on Manila Bay. Solaire Manila Resorts is the first of four enormous entertainment venues slated to rise ...