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Singapore Tourism Group Backs Casino Plan

International News Brief: Singapore's plan to build a controversial casino received backing Wednesday from a panel advising the city-state's tourism board.

Companies Look to Singapore for New Market

International News Brief: International gambling companies searching for new Asian markets are waiting for Singapore to give the go-ahead for a proposed Las Vegas-style casino resort aimed at boosting tourism in the wealthy city-state.

Harrah's to Use Access to Capital in Singapore Pitch

International News Brief: Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the No. 2 U.S. casino operator by market value, will use its ability to raise funds and draw tourists as part of its pitch to the Singapore government for a casino plan.

Singapore Resort May Follow Vegas Concept

International News Brief: A controversial Singapore proposal for a casino resort may include a Las Vegas-style entertainment complex, complete with water-theme park, theatres and art galleries, the government said yesterday.

Singapore May Call for Casino Proposals Soon

International News Brief: The Singapore government may soon ask private sector players to come forward with proposals on how to develop the island's first casino project but they must be clear on the broad concept already decided.

Caesars Official: Singapore's Restrictions to Deter Companies

International News Brief: Mike Stirling, senior vice-president for international operations at Caesars Entertainment, said any entry restrictions the Singapore government may impose will most likely deter large-scale gaming companies from investing here.

Controversy Fills Singapore's Casino Debate

International News Brief: The issue of legalising casino gaming in Singapore has so far proved every bit as controversial as it had promised to be.

Singapore's CEOs Support Casinos

International News Brief: Some of Singapore's top CEOs have come out strongly in favour of opening a casino here, for a variety of reasons.

Singapore Developers Partner with Gaming Operators

International News Brief: Local property developers look set to muscle in on a Singapore casino by joining forces with foreign gaming operators, industry sources say.

Singaporeans Split Over Casino Idea

International News Brief: Singaporeans are split over the idea of allowing a casino to be opened in the island state even with restricted entry, according to a recent survey.

Countries Use Variety for Gambling Restrictions

International News Brief: Many countries are using different methods to control and restrict gambling within their borders.

Lower-Income Singaporeans May Be Barred from Casinos

International News Brief: Lower-income people may be barred from Singapore's proposed first casino if the government decides to go ahead with the project, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.

Singapore Joins Global Casino Scene

International News Brief: Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced plans for a casino resort, hoping to cash in on the wildfire expansion of gambling around Asia.

Singapore Development May Include Casino

nternational News Brief: Land-starved Singapore is relaxing its property ownership rules to sell an exclusive waterfront development that may include a casino.

More Casinos to Impact Asia

International News Brief: The opening of more casino industries in the Asian region will present more opportunities for operators to expand but it could also pose a threat to their existing businesses due to increased competition, according to GK Goh Research.

Singapore Church Council Speaks Out Against Casino

International News Brief: The National Council of Churches in Singapore has spoken out against the building of a casino.

Asian Governments Urged to Legalize Online Gambling

International News Brief: As underground bookies in Asia increasingly look outside the region for online gambling licenses, big gaming companies are urging Asian governments to fully legalize Internet betting.

Interest in Asian Casinos Intensifies

International News Brief: Asia's casino war heated up today with gambling tycoon Stanley Ho's group saying it would invest U.S. $380 million in Macau and an American gaming giant announcing it would hold "exploratory talks" with Singapore.

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.

Singapore Asks Looks for Public Opinion on Casino

International News Brief: The Singapore government took the unusual step Friday of appealing for residents' comments on whether the city-state should open its first casino.

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