LONDON — A major casino operator is accusing Phil Ivey, an American who is one of the world’s top professional poker players, of amassing millions of dollars in winnings by cheating at baccarat.
Court papers filed in Britain’s High Court by the Malaysia-based Genting Group say that Ivey and an accomplice successfully used a scam to rack up winnings of roughly £7.8-million ($11.9-million) last summer.
Efforts by Malaysia?s to expand its casino footprint in the U.S. suffered a couple of setbacks in in the past week. First, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was backing away from a plan to build a convention center in Queens next to resort that would expand on its big new ?racino? at Aqueduct raceway.?? Then ...
Malaysian state energy firm Petronas said Friday its net profit surged nearly 50 percent in the latest quarter on higher oil prices but warned the weak global economy could hit full-year profits.Profit at Malaysia's biggest company in the three months to June 30, the first quarter of the country's financial year, grew 48.6 percent from the same period a year earlier to 21.7 billion ringgit ($7.27 billion)."In a nutshell, the first quarter was quite a good run for Petronas," chief executive Shamsul Azhar Abbas told reporters at a press conference.
Singapore's first casino will start operating on Sunday, in time for the Lunar New Year, the operator said Thursday.The opening of the Resorts World Sentosa casino followed the launch in January of four premium hotels at the 4.4 billion US dollar complex built by Malaysian gaming giant Genting."Singapore's first integrated resort, Resorts World Sentosa, will begin the first day of the Tiger year with the soft-opening of its casino," Resorts World Sentosa said in a statement.
Genting Group, which plans to build a casino, convention center and theater, will pay $350 million for the site where the Echelon development came to a halt.A stalled Las Vegas resort development on the site of the fabled Stardust hotel is being bought by a Malaysian conglomerate that intends to build upon what was started.
MALAYSIA: Palm oil producer Genting Plantations is planning to issue a 15-year Sukuk program worth RM1.5 billion (US$468.62 million) via its SPV BenihRestu, which has been rated 'AA2(s)' with a stable outlook by RAM Ratings...