|In the fourth quarter of 2007, 23 hotel projects were under construction in China's gaming capital while 33
others were subject to examination by authorities.
Almost exactly one month after a damaging fire, the Monte Carlo Hotel reopened as
scheduled last week and welcomed guests into the resort's casino, hotel tower,
restaurants, showroom and meeting facilities.
The race to turn Yarmouth into a Monte Carlo-style gambling capital will be stepped
up later this week with the opening of a multi-million-pound casino predicted to
attract up to 75,000 visitors a year.
Enhancements at the resort's acclaimed championship golf course are unveiled as
Mississippi continues to thrive as the third-largest gaming destination in the U.S.
after Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
Nevada regulators are taking another look at the ban because critics see
it as outdated in a technological age when unlimited betting information and gambling
opportunities are available 24 hours a day on the Internet.
Legislation designating sites in Port Huron and Romulus for Indian casinos has split
opinions within the Michigan congressional delegation.
Plans over the next four years call for $20 billion worth of casino, hotel,
restaurant and retail construction and renovation projects.
Despite a government promise to restrict casino openings, gaming firms have
applied to build 125 smaller casinos and 16 'regional' centers to add to the 144 that