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  1. Betting fever

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... China has tried to eradicate gambling through the centuries. Now, as its citizens lose fortunes in foreign casinos, will Beijing's new tactics finally succeed, asks Mark O'Neill ... the two did have in common: both lost a fortune in foreign casinos and have become models of what not to do, as the public and government confront the cost of an obsession which has gripped ...

  2. Monaco offers life in the fast lane

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Prince Albert of Monaco wants to lure mainlanders to Monte Carlo, where they can watch the likes of German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, instead of going to Macau's Sands and Lisboa casinos. The prince arrived in Shanghai at the weekend heading the biggest business delegation from Europe's ultra-chic tourist and gambling destination. ...

  3. Chips are down for cadres

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Macau's booming casino industry has highlighted the problem of gambling by senior political and government figures from the mainland, writes Mark O'Neill If the governor of China's central bank wants to know how billions of yuan are being laundered out of his country, he should take the escalator to the third floor of the Sands casino in Macau. Among the hundreds ...

  4. Heady plans for pristine island

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... people and occupied by the military and a small number of farmers and fishermen. The high-rise gambling casinos and flashing lights over the water seemed to belong to another planet. ...

  5. Grasping at laws

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... heavily at casinos in the city and elsewhere in Canada, and was famous for giving large tips to staff when he won. In November 2001, he and his wife were arrested for breaking immigration rules ...



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