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Documents reveal Chinese crime influence over Macau’s casinos [Las Vegas Review Journal]

Wikileaks: Organized crime influences Macau’s casino industry. Macau, the only place in China where gaming is legal faces scrunity over regulators as “provincial officials in the Mainland increasingly provide sweetheart deals to junket operators … in exchange for bank deposits or cash sums paid to officials upon arrival in Macau.”

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Documents reveal Chinese crime influence over Macau’s casinos
by Howard Stutz
Source – Las Vegas Review Journal, published September 10, 2011

U.S. government officials admitted privately in October 2008 that Chinese organized crime was influencing certain aspects of Macau’s casino industry, according to confidential cables obtained by the whistle-blower group Wikileaks.

Nearly 600 private communications between the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong and the State Department concerning Macau, going as far back as 2006, were collected and released by the group.

The documents criticized the Macau government and its officials, including the former chief executive of the Special Administrative Region, and detailed a lack of oversight of the Macau casino industry by the enclave’s regulators. Read the rest of this entry »

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