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  1. April 3, 2014

    US parties expect flood of cash after removal of donations cap

    The conga line of Republican presidential aspirants who traipsed to Las Vegas at the weekend to pay homage to conservative...

  2. March 30, 2014

    America’s democracy is fit for the 1%

    Is inequality bad for US democracy? Not according to the US Supreme Court. In the next few weeks America’s apex court is...

  1. March 5, 2014

    International groups dealt weak hand in Japan’s casino gamble

    The Japanese lawmaker spearheading a push to legalise casino gambling in the country has warned international gaming groups...

  2. March 2, 2014

    Japan’s gamble with casino licences sets pulses racing

    At the Japan Casino School in Tokyo, students can train as blackjack dealers or take specialised English courses so as to...

  3. February 14, 2014

    Record profits for Sheldon Adelson’s Sands China amid hacking probe

    Sands China, the casino operator run by Sheldon Adelson, has unveiled record revenues and profits for 2013, as the US...

  4. February 11, 2014

    Casino owners battle over online gambling

    A debate over the future of internet gambling has created a rift among US casino industry titans, pitting advocates of...

  5. December 13, 2013

    Sheldon Adelson cancels $30bn Eurovegas project in Spain

    Sheldon Adelson, the US casino mogul, has dropped plans to build a $30bn gambling complex outside Madrid, cancelling one of...

  6. October 22, 2013

    American business can’t afford not to stand up to the Tea Party

    It is pretty obvious that Big Money, in this case from business not labour, pulled its finger out last week in persuading...

  7. September 19, 2013

    Caesars bets on online gambling market

    At 9.19am Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, somewhere in Nevada, a resident or visitor to the state logged on to a computer...

  8. May 2, 2013

    Punters pouring into Macau casinos boost Sands China profits

    China’s crackdown on corruption has done little to stem the flow of willing punters into Macau’s casinos judging by the...

  9. March 3, 2013

    Las Vegas Sands admits possible law breach

    Las Vegas Sands, the casino group controlled by billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, has admitted in a regulatory...

  10. February 15, 2013

    Wealthy donors debate Republican ‘rebrand’

    Advisers to Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino billionaires who were once known for their bitter rivalry,...

  11. February 8, 2013

    Macau casinos target mass appeal

    An exhibition of 12 gold bricks, each about 2.5 metres high, opened on Thursday in the courtyard of the MGM Macau. It is...

  12. February 1, 2013

    Over-reliance on ‘VIPs’ hurts Wynn Macau

    Wynn Macau, a division of Las Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn’s empire, suffered an 18 per cent drop in quarterly net profit...

  13. January 31, 2013

    Sands China net profit jumps 52%

    Sands China, the Macau casino operator owned by US billionaire Sheldon Adelson, saw a 52 per cent increase in fourth-quarter...

  14. January 7, 2013

    Singapore casinos slow after opening buzz

    To the uninitiated, a room in one of the “Ocean Suites” at Resorts World Sentosa looks and feels like any other hotel room....

  15. November 8, 2012

    Rove’s discomfort shows super-Pac failings

    Democrats are still delighting in Karl Rove’s near meltdown on election night when, on Fox News, the Republican strategist...

  16. November 6, 2012

    Flood of independent money raises stakes

    If the 2012 presidential election campaign has been notable for one thing, it is money. From the Republican primaries to the...

  17. October 4, 2012

    Strike closes Israel’s Haaretz newspaper

    The crisis facing Israel’s news media was thrown into sharp relief on Thursday when a one-day strike at the Haaretz daily...

  18. September 20, 2012

    Macau gaming – medium rollers

    High-rollers prefer privacy. That makes the fight between gaming tycoons Steve Wynn and Kazuo Okada over a stake in Wynn...

  19. September 20, 2012

    Adelson to bring Eiffel Tower to Macau

    Sands China is planning to invest at least $2.5bn in Macau on a Paris-themed resort featuring a replica Eiffel Tower, as the...

  20. September 14, 2012

    EuroVegas is a gamble not worth taking

    The Madrid regional authority, controlled by the Popular party of the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy, announced this...

  21. September 11, 2012

    Report says Romney backer could save $2bn

    Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate backing Mitt Romney’s campaign for president, could save more than $2bn in taxes over...

  22. September 7, 2012

    The great American gamble

    As I was flicking through a political website the other day, I spotted a curious fact. According to calculations by...

  23. August 6, 2012

    Romney is raking in cash advantage

    Mitt Romney in tandem with the Republican party easily raised more money than Barack Obama and the Democrats in July, in...

  24. July 26, 2012

    Sands China profit falls 40%

    Sands China, the Hong Kong-listed Macau casino operator, suffered a 40 per cent fall in net profit for the second quarter as...

  25. July 15, 2012

    Macau’s wheel of fortune turns

    Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson was in a buoyant mood on a visit to his new project in Macau three months ago. The...

  26. The World

    July 11, 2012

    Smart Reads July 11, 2012

    Here’s what got us chatting this morning: There are fears that parts of the faltering Chinese economy are being run to...

  27. June 30, 2012

    Adelson denies any ‘prostitution strategy’

    Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands and a top backer of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was accused...

  28. June 20, 2012

    Romney hedges bets on gambling tycoon

    When he became Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney was so wary of being associated with gambling interests that he refused...

  29. June 8, 2012

    Singapore to widen casino ban

    Singapore is to ban thousands more of its citizens from using its two casinos after discovering a rise in the proportion of...

  30. The World

    June 6, 2012

    Obama’s losing battle with history

    Scott Walker at his victory party on June 5. AP Photo/Morry Gash The great novelist William Faulkner once said: “The past...

  31. June 5, 2012

    Wynn Macau to spend $4bn on casino resort

    Wynn Macau will spend $4bn on its new casino resort in the former Portuguese colony, a figure considerably higher than...

  32. April 9, 2012

    Divisions over ‘Eurovegas’ plan for Spain

    City rivalries in Spain, as any supporter of Real Madrid or Barcelona knows, are at their most bitter when played out on a...

  33. March 30, 2012

    America’s dream unravels

    It feels like you are entering a parallel universe. In reality it is just a few short steps down a plank into the neon-lit...

  34. March 19, 2012

    Billionaire floods super-Pacs with funds

    In the 1990s, when donations to political action committees in the US were capped at $5,000, Harold Simmons pressed his...

  35. March 14, 2012

    Las Vegas Sands sued over Macao licence

    Las Vegas Sands, the US gaming company, is being sued by a former business partner in Macao over the way it applied for a...

  36. The World

    March 14, 2012

    Romney’s unending nightmare

    No matter how many “cheesy grits” Mitt Romney professed to love, or “y’all”s he threw out, the deep south gave him two...

  37. March 7, 2012

    Romney will have to win over super-Pacs

    How does Mitt Romney win ballots in six out of 10 states and still get labelled a loser, not only by predictable critics on...

  38. March 2, 2012

    Casino operators vie for Asian jackpot

    The bitter feud between Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas mogul, and his former ally Kazuo Okada has cast fresh light on how casinos...

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