NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services on Wednesday raised its corporate credit rating on casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. based on plans to refinance some of its debt. It also raised its rating on Las Vegas Sands' Macau senior secured credit facilities to "BBB-" from "BB+", in line with the upgrade of the corporate credit rating.» Read More
HONG KONG, Oct 10- Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd and South Africa's Sun City casino king plan to build a $1.6 billion resort on China's Hainan holiday island, joining a pack of players betting on a surge in upscale tourism in the country.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 9- Boyd Gaming Corp's Borgata Hotel Casino& Spa said it received the first Internet gaming permit ever in New Jersey from the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement. The company said it had worked closely with the division throughout the process.
*ANTA Sports at month-high, Belle bounces from 2- week low. HONG KONG, Oct 8- China shares were lifted on Tuesday by a private survey of services growth in the world's second-largest economy, helping erase early losses and buoying Hong Kong markets as the mainland returned from a week-long holiday.
HONG KONG, Oct 8- Hong Kong shares may start higher on Tuesday with retailers, transportation companies and Macau casino operators likely in focus after a spending boost during mainland China's just-ended holiday week.
HENGQIN ISLAND, China, Oct 6- It's being touted as China's answer to Orlando, a $5 billion resort and theme park complete with a mega rollercoaster and a whale shark tank situated on a sleepy southern island next to the world's biggest gambling hub Macau.
HONG KONG, Oct 4- Hong Kong shares finished the week on a lackluster note, as investors took profit on the outperforming Macau casino sector and telecom counters dropped on uncertainty about Chinese pricing policy. The Hang Seng Index ended down 0.3 percent on Friday, at 23,138.5 points, and was also off 0.3 percent for the week.
*Sands China, Galaxy Entertainment at record highs. HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hong Kong shares rebounded further from three-week lows early on Thursday, lifted by the Macau casino and Chinese consumer sectors on hopes that the ongoing Golden Week holiday in the mainland will generate healthy revenue.
TOKYO, Oct 3- Japan's Nikkei stock average was mostly flat on Thursday morning, struggling to gain momentum as investors fretted about the U.S. government shutdown and agenda for raising the debt ceiling.
HELSINKI, Sept 30- Grand Cru, widely seen as the next big player in Finland's gaming industry which has spawned the likes of Rovio's Angry Birds and Supercell's Clash of Clans, is already working on a new game although it has yet to launch its first. Chief Executive Markus Pasula started the company in 2011 with seven other gaming industry veterans.
Kerry Series, founder and CIO of Eight Investment Partners, shares his top casino stock picks in Asia.
Jo Twist, CIO of Ukie and Henrique Olifiers, Co-founder of Bossa Studios, talk to CNBC about the state of the UK gaming industry.
NEW YORK, Sept 26- Debt-laden casino operator Caesars has had to sweeten the terms of its new USD4.85bn bond and loan package to whet investor appetite for the highly leveraged and complex debt deal.
SINGAPORE, Sept 24- Casino operators and regulators around Asia are watching Singapore's two multi-billion-dollar gaming resorts as they focus on tourists and trade shows to boost revenue in response to restrictions on gambling and a sluggish broader market.
MADRID, Sept 19- Madrid put pressure on Spain's central government on Thursday to push ahead with a mega gambling resort outside the capital after delays caused by U.S. casino operator Las Vegas Sands seeking exemption from a national smoking ban as a condition of a deal.
**APPLE INC, $462.35, up 1.5 pct. The fingerprint reader on Apple's top-end iPhone 5 S received an early thumbs up for ease of use from two influential reviewers, helping dispel concerns about the scanning technology which has been notoriously unreliable in other cellphones. BLACKBERRY, $10.45, down 1 pct.
**APPLE INC, $462.35, up 1.5 pct. The fingerprint reader on Apple's top-end iPhone 5 S received an early thumbs up for ease of use from two influential reviewers, helping dispel concerns about the scanning technology which has been notoriously unreliable in other cellphones. **WI-LAN INC, $4.08, up 13 pct.
**APPLE INC, $461.82, up 1 pct. The fingerprint reader on Apple's top-end iPhone 5 S received an early thumbs up for ease of use from two influential reviewers, helping dispel concerns about the scanning technology which has been notoriously unreliable in other cellphones.
TOKYO, Sept 18- Fish-fin shaped structures, fine dining and entertainment galore: that's what some of the world's biggest casino operators are offering punters in Japan if they are allowed into one of the last great untapped gaming markets.
James Packer, executive chairman of Crown Resorts, talks to CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi about his plans for expansion in Macau.
James Packer, executive chairman of Crown Resorts, talks to CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi about building a landmark hotel in Sydney, Australia.