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  • Record wagering on US presidential election

    Betting sites are seeing record numbers of bettors pouring millions of dollars into online platforms.

  • The raucous 2016 U.S. presidential election is on track to notch another distinction: the most wagered-upon political event ever.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 1- Macau, the world's biggest casino hub, posted an 8.8 percent rise in gambling revenue in October, the third consecutive monthly rise, as newly opened casino resorts boosted spending in the southern Chinese territory.

  • Hillary Clinton has an 85 percent chance of winning the U.S. presidential election, at least according to two prominent U.K. betting companies.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 26- Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group posted a 28 percent jump in third-quarter net profit, as newer, family-friendly projects helped draw in visitors to the Chinese territory. Galaxy and the five other listed casino operators in Macau have been hit by sagging demand from high roller Chinese gamblers due to a crackdown on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Nevada's state gambling regulator is investigating allegations that Las Vegas Sands Corp casinos allowed high-stakes Chinese players to bet millions of dollars in other people's names, according to people directly familiar with the investigation. The Nevada Gaming Control Board "has made inquiries related to this matter and we've...

  • Customers play pachinko machines in a pachinko parlor in Tokyo.

    Japan could finally pass a long-awaited bill with the potential to transform the country into an international gaming destination.

  • LONDON/ TORONTO, Oct 18- William Hill and Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc have abandoned merger talks, leaving the British bookmaker struggling to find a partner in a fast consolidating industry. Amaya, operator of the PokerStars website, and William Hill, one of the best-known British gambling brands, said earlier this month they were in talks about a...

  • LONDON/ TORONTO, Oct 18- William Hill and Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc have abandoned merger talks, leaving the British bookmaker struggling to find a partner in a fast consolidating industry. Amaya, operator of the PokerStars website, and William Hill, one of the best known British gambling brands, said earlier this month that they were in talks...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- William Hill and Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc have abandoned merger talks, leaving the British bookmaker struggling to find a partner in a fast consolidating industry. Amaya, operator of the PokerStars website, and William Hill, one of the best known British gambling brands, said earlier this month that they were in talks about a...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- Merger talks between Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc and British bookmaker William Hill have ended after the two firms concluded they would be stronger on their own. Amaya, operator of online gambling website PokerStars, and William Hill announced earlier this month that they were in talks to combine in a merger of equals but the deal...

  • *Tabcorp is Australia's largest betting company. SYDNEY, Oct 18- Australia's Tatts Group Limited and Tabcorp Holdings Ltd on Tuesday said they are in talks to create a A $9.34 billion betting industry giant, hoping to join forces to fend off popular online rivals. Australia's two largest non-casino gambling firms are struggling to cope with mounting...

  • Crown Resorts Chairman James Packer.

    James Packer, the majority owner of Crown Resorts, says he's concerned for employees detained in China for "gambling crimes."

  • TOKYO, Oct 18- Moves to allow casinos in Japan have failed for 15 years, but the chance of success has improved sharply, people involved in the effort say, thanks to political shifts that could open the world's next great frontier for high-roller gambling. Companies from Las Vegas Sands Corp to domestic game-machine maker Sega Sammy Holdings Inc stand to benefit...

  • TOKYO, Oct 18- Moves to allow casinos in Japan have failed for 15 years, but the chance of success has improved sharply, people involved in the effort say, thanks to political shifts that could open the world's next great frontier for high-roller gambling. Companies from Las Vegas Sands Corp to domestic game-machine maker Sega Sammy Holdings Inc stand to benefit...

  • The City of Dreams complex, operated by Melco Crown Entertainment, stands illuminated at night in Macau in February 2016.

    Crown says it's been unable to speak to the workers, including the head of its international high-roller business.

  • A sign marks the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    Donald Trump's his friend and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn closed the casino on Monday, making it the 5th casualty of Atlantic City's casino crisis.

  • A group of Hofstra University students stand in front of a media trailer with images of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Sept. 25, 2016.

    The November election outcome could trigger renewed volatility in financial markets, but should investors bother to do anything about it?

  • HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hong Kong stocks rose more than 1 percent on Monday, lifted by gaming shares such as Galaxy Entertainment Group, after the world's biggest casino hub Macau posted a better than expected rise in gambling revenue in September. Activity in China's manufacturing sector expanded again in September, an official survey showed on Saturday, which may...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hong Kong stocks rose more than 1 percent on Monday, lifted by casino shares such as Galaxy Entertainment Group, after the world's biggest casino hub of Macau posted a better than expected rise in gambling revenue in September. The China Enterprises Index gained 1 percent to 9691.18, putting Hong Kong shares on a solid footing at the start of the...