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  • Japan, home to 128 million people and the world's third largest economy, is widely seen as a prize market for casino operators due to its affluent population and close proximity to wealthy Asian gamblers in the region.

  • *Far East Consortium/ Chow Tai Fook, state-owned Greenland shortlisted bidders. SYDNEY, May 28- Some of China's biggest property developers will compete against Australian gaming giants for casino licences in Queensland, boosting the government's plans to turn the popular tourist destination into a haven for big-spending Chinese gamblers.

  • SYDNEY, May 28- Some of China's biggest property developers will compete against Australian gaming giants for casino licences in Queensland, boosting the government's plans to turn the popular tourist destination into a haven for big-spending Chinese gamblers.

  • Sorry Michigan, you can't block casino: Top Court Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 12:14 PM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building.

    The Supreme Court said Michigan can't block the opening of an American Indian casino after the state said the tribe opened it illegally in 2010.

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 22- Argentina has won the "geological lottery" with its 1,000- foot-thick Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field in Patagonia, a spokesman for Chevron said on Thursday, as the U.S. energy giant increases its investments in the country. "The shale play in Argentina is unique because of the rock.

  • Casino group pulls support for online gambling Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Despite congressional testimony in favor of online gambling, the group representing U.S. casinos has withdrawn its support for the practice.

  • Ex-Deloitte casino auditor settles gaming charges Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    A former chief risk officer for Deloitte & Touche agreed to settle civil charges on Tuesday alleging he violated rules governing auditor independence.

  • *Dragging out debate would be missed opportunity for Japan- MGM CEO. TOKYO, May 15- Japan may not be able to pass a bill in the current parliament session, which ends next month, that would pave the way to legalising casino gambling, two lawmakers said on Thursday.

  • OSAKA/ TOKYO, May 13- Moves towards legalising casinos in Japan have reignited a debate over the legal status of pachinko, with a potential new tax mooted for a $200 billion gaming industry that has existed for decades on the fringes of the law. With past links to organized crime, pachinko is not classified as gambling, which is illegal in Japan.

  • OSAKA/ TOKYO, May 11- Two U.S. billionaires are betting on rival cities, Tokyo and Osaka, to be the first in Japan to open casino resorts- once the government gives the go-ahead to legalise gambling.

  • OSAKA/ TOKYO, May 11- Two U.S. billionaires are betting on rival cities, Tokyo and Osaka, to be the first in Japan to open casino resorts- once the government gives the go-ahead to legalise gambling.

  • On Kentucky Derby day we ask, 'Does luck exist?' Saturday, 3 May 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    Lady Luck is a mercurial, sometimes cruel mistress. Ask anyone who plays the stock market, the ponies or the blackjack table.

  • HONG KONG, May 2- Hong Kong shares ended up on Friday, averting a third straight week of losses, as gambling stocks rose on improved revenue and Chinese railway counters jumped on increased infrasture investment plans. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong closed up 0.2 percent and flat on the week.

  • HONG KONG, May 2- Macau, the world's casino capital, raked in 31.3 billion patacas in gambling revenue in April thanks to strong spending by Chinese visitors keen to place their bets in the country's only legal casino hub.

  • HONG KONG, May 2- Macau, the world's casino capital, raked in 31.3 billion patacas in gambling revenue in April thanks to strong spending by Chinese visitors keen to place their bets in the country's only legal casino hub.

  • Kentucky Derby: 10 things to know before you go Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 1:33 PM ET
    California Chrome ridden by William Delgado trains on the track during the morning exercise session in preparation for the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    A writer who’s been to 15 consecutive Derby races gives tips for the event that only experience can bring.

  • 10 people who made it big or lost it all in Vegas Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Some people who come to Las Vegas make a fortune and some lose their life savings. See the people who made it big or lost it all in Sin City.

  • Why bet on the Kentucky Derby when you can own it? Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Joel Rosario atop Orb on his way to winning the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013.

    Shares of Churchill Downs, operator of the Kentucky Derby, offer investors steady growth that has little to do with horse wagering.

  • Online gambling: The new home for money launderers? Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 7:14 AM ET
    Roulette table with various bets placed

    With online gambling set to be worth $39 billion by 2016, the industry is at risk of becoming a safe haven for money laundering, a new report finds.

  • *Packer's Crown Resorts won cabinet approval for projects in September. COLOMBO, April 24- Hundreds of Sri Lankan opposition party members held a protest march in Colombo on Thursday, calling on the government to stop Australian gambling tycoon James Packer from opening casinos in hotel projects planned by his Crown Resorts group.