Momentum to permit casinos rising

Apr 15, 2014

Momentum to permit casinos rising

Momentum is gathering pace for the lifting of a ban on casinos, prompting local governments and private businesses to step up preparations to host them. While Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore are widely known for huge casinos, or facilities that house and accommodate roulette ...

Dec 28, 2013

Cabbie rewarded for returning cash

A poker player who left $300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi has made good on his promise, handing over a $10,000 reward to the honest cabbie who returned the stash. Yellow Checker Star Cab CEO Bill Shranko confirmed Friday that ...

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 ...

Aichi city gambles on female cyclists

| Aug 30, 2013

Aichi city gambles on female cyclists

The Toyohashi Velodrome in Aichi Prefecture has started a program to train professional female cyclists to drum up interest in the dying sport. The city hopes the women will base their activities in Toyohashi and increase the popularity of cycling to attract more spectators ...

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 ...

'Winning' noises from slot machines spur gamblers

| Jul 7, 2013

'Winning' noises from slot machines spur gamblers

Whether you’re in Las Vegas or the small-town casino down the street, slot machines sound more or less the same: jangly music, the whir of spinning reels, accompanied by loud beeps and chimes. A recent study shows that some of those noises can easily ...

Jun 8, 2013

Tax rule lags the technology

The National Tax Agency has said for years that people who bet on the horses cannot deduct losses from taxable winnings. Enough of that, an Osaka court rules.

May 21, 2013

Lone ticket wins record U.S. lottery

Life in the Sunshine State just got a lot sunnier for one lucky lottery player, after officials announced Sunday that the record-breaking $590.5 million Powerball ticket was purchased at a Florida grocery store. The lone winning ticket was sold at a store in the ...

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 ...