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HK police arrest 16 in raid on VIP gambling operation

Hong Kong police have arrested 16 people who were running a VIP gambling den, which was believed to have been turning over as much as HK$10 million ($1.28 million) a day. 

Australian health bodies urge Crown Perth to go smoke free

The Australian Medical Association (WA), Australian Council on Smoking and Health WA and Cancer Council WA are calling on Crown Perth to make its high-roller gaming areas at the casino entirely smoke-free. The group has stopped smoking in its Melbourne casino VIP areas for a period of two weeks to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Star Gold Coast

Star Gold Coast to focus on local high rollers

Star Entertainment’s Gold Coast property plans to focus on luring Australia’s high rollers in the absence of overseas tourists, Group Executive of Operations Geoff Hogg told a local newspaper.

High-end restaurants add star quality to Macau’s IRs

Nineteen. That’s how many Michelin-star restaurants Macau has racked up to date, firmly establishing the former Portuguese colony as a gastronomic powerhouse on the world’s culinary stage. 
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Casinos counter Chinese VIP conundrum

There’s no doubt that the integrated resorts springing up across Asia were targeted at China’s VIPs, but with that market in retreat there’s little sign of high rollers from other jurisdictions stepping up to take their place.
Crown Melbourne

Second whistleblower accuses Crown of customs offences

Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie plans to call for a royal commission inquiry into Crown Resorts after a second whistleblower claimed the company is helping VIPs to bypass customs.

IPI sued for sexual harassment

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Saipan to mull more junkets

The Commonwealth Casino Commission in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands will discuss an application for four new junket operators on Thursday, together with a contract extension for Imperial Pacific International’s (IPI) chairman.
Crown casino

Crown probes to focus on probity, though major hurdles unlikely

Australian regulators are likely to focus on probity issues in their investigations into Crown Resorts’ operations, although experts don’t expect any major red flags to be raised.
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Winning décor 

Bill Friedman’s book, ‘Designing Casinos to Dominate the Competition,’ used to be the final word in casino design in the early 2000s, with a dominating principle that the gambling equipment as decor beats “impressive and memorable decorations.”

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