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No gambling zone for Sochi, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin is against turning Sochi into a gambling resort after the Winter Olympics because the Black Sea City would lose its...

Betfair to work with IOC to prevent game fixing

Betfair has signed an information sharing agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help prevent betting corruption. The IOC will operate a new...

Nevada regulator, IOC team up to prevent cheating at Olympics

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to help detect cheating and illegal gambling at the Winter...

Russia’s Supreme Court dismisses illegal gambling review request

Russia’s Supreme Court has dismissed a request for a review of a case of police officers charged with involvement in illegal casinos in Moscow...

Investor in Ho’s Russian project is detained

Oleg Drozdov, one of the investors in a project to develop a gaming resort in the Primorye region of Russia, has been detained following...

Summit shareholders give green light for Russia project

Summit Ascent Holdings’ shareholders have voted to approve the company’s investment in a gaming project in Russia and to grant share options to Lawrence...

NagaCorp inks $350 million Primorye development deal

NagaCorp Ltd. has reached agreement with the Primorye regional government to invest $350 million in a casino hotel complex in the new gaming zone...

Firich joins Lawrence Ho’s Russian venture

Firich Enterprises Co. is to join with Melco International Development Ltd. and Summit Ascent Holdings Ltd. to invest in casino hotel projects in the...

Nagacorp aims to match NagaWorld in Russia

    Nagacorp Ltd. aims to build a casino hotel complex as large as Phnom Penh's NagaWorld if it is able to reach agreement with authorities...

Deadline for Ho’s Russia deal extended

  Summit Ascent Holdings Ltd. said the deadline for reaching a definitive agreement on the first part of its plan to invest in two casino...

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