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Hong Kong Tycoon Bets Big in Manila

International News Brief: Hong Kong tycoon Cheng Yu-tung bought the Hyatt Hotel and 40% of the adjoining Casino Manila two years ago. Construction workers now frantically prepare the resort for its grand launch early next year in Manila.

Philippine Government Slammed for Opening Casino

International News Brief: Several Chinese Filipino organizations, led by the group Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran, Inc., on Friday slammed the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. for opening a casino in Binondo, Manila despite the residents’ protests.

Filipino Senator Opposes Jueteng Legalization

International News Brief: Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. opposed yesterday yet another attempt to legalize the popular numbers game jueteng.

Philippine Gambling Abolition Gains Support

International News Brief: The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. may well be a thing of the past, if the groundswell of support for its abolition at the House of Representatives hits a crescendo.

Philippine Bishops Clash Over Gambling

International News Brief: Two leaders of the Roman Catholic Church have clashed on how the bishops should view gambling with one saying it is alright to deal with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. and the other saying there can be no exception.

Filipino Internet Casino Ordered Closed

International News Brief: Pasig City Mayor Vicente Eusebio has ordered the closure of an Internet cafe operating as an eCasino shop at the Ortigas Center.

Banks Accused of Illegal Gambling Involvement

International News Brief: Filipino banks have gotten involved in the widespread illegal gambling in schools.

Philippine Local Officials Directed to Support Gambling Campaign

nternational News Brief: The Philippine government here has directed all local chief executives to support the renewed all-out campaign against jueteng, or face sanctions.

Pagcor Disowns School Gambling

International News Brief: The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) disowns any link to illicit sports-betting operations in schools and universities and reiterates its support to President Arroyo’s drive to clamp down on illegal gambling.

Philippine Cops Wait for Gambling Guidelines Approval

News Brief: The Cabanatuan police is waiting for the issuance of the implementing guidelines so they can act effectively on President Arroyo’s order to crackdown on computer game shops and other gambling sites near schools.

Gambling in Philippine Schools Ordered Shut Down

International News Brief: President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday directed all concerned authorities to shut down all kinds of gambling operations and game stations within school premises nationwide.

Philippines to Launch Online Cockfight Betting

International News Brief: The Philippines is to launch on-line betting on cockfights in the next few weeks, officials said on Monday.

Philippines Casino Expected Within Year

International News Brief: The proposed casino inside Camp John Hay is expected to be operational within the year, according to CJH Development Corp. director Rafael Perez de Tagle Jr.

Ho Re-enters Philippine Casino Industry

International News Brief: Stanley Ho has indeed reentered the Philippine gambling scene with the direct involvement of his long-time partner in a newly opened casino at the Sheraton Marina hotel in Malate, Manila.

Filipino Opposition Urges President to Disclose Details of Ho's Visit

nternational News Brief: Opposition presidential hopeful Senator Panfilo Lacson urged President Arroyo to ‘reveal all’ about gambling mogul Stanley Ho’s recent visit and his alleged investments in the country.

Filipino Official Admits to Meeting Casino Mogul

International News Brief: Filipino officials backpedaled on its dealings with Macau’s casino magnate, Stanley Ho, admitting for the first time that a government official had met with him.

Philippine Party Leader Won't Accept Casino Mogul's Money

International News Brief: Philippine’s opposition presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr. on Friday said he would not accept campaign contributions from casino mogul Stanley Ho.

Mogul Ho Considers Betting on Philippines

International News Brief: Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho is again flirting with the idea of doing business in the Philippines.

Philippines Gambles on Internet

International News Brief: The Philippines is gambling on the Internet to help raise money for its cash-strapped government.

Man Steals Tokens with Straw

nternational News Brief: A 38-year-old Pakistani national was arrested yesterday after he was caught in the act of stealing tokens with a drinking straw from slot machines in Parañaque City, Philippines.

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