Don't let the friendly face fool you — this croupier has no heart

Dec 15, 2015

Don't let the friendly face fool you — this croupier has no heart

She has an hourglass figure, an unflappable manner and a friendly face. Meet Min, the robot whose creators say could revolutionize card-dealing in the world’s casinos. The svelte brunette is a prototype of a human-like electronic croupier, which Paradise Entertainment Ltd., a Hong Kong-based ...

Apr 17, 2015

U.S. gaming body offers to help Japan if casinos legalized

The U.S. casino industry can be helpful if Japan lifts a ban on casinos, Geoff Freeman, president and chief executive officer of the American Gaming Association (AGA), said Thursday. “We can be helpful by providing information and experiences” in the United States, Freeman said ...

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Dec 20, 2014

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of “one China,” as pro-democracy campaigners in both semiautonomous territories call for free leadership elections. Security has been tight during Xi’s two-day visit to Macau to mark the ...

Oct 29, 2014

Take a balanced look at casinos

Before the government jumps on the casino bandwagon, careful consideration needs to be given to the negative aspects of legalizing this form of gambling.

Oct 22, 2014

Casino bill delayed again, sources say

Japan’s plan to open up to casino gambling has been delayed again, three people familiar with the process said, dealing a blow to one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy priorities and to hopes the first resort will open in time for the 2020 ...