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Myanmar Casinos Close Doors to Chinese Patrons

5 July 2005

CHINA – As reported by the Xinhuanet: "'No Chinese guests, please,' reads a notice at a casino in the Monglar town of Myanmar just across the border of Xishuangbanna prefecture, Yunnan Province of China.

"Business used to be booming for this cross-border casino, thanks to flocking Chinese tourists. However, that is now history as local government in Myamar is collaborating with China in its fight against gambling, Xinhua learned in a recent tour of Myanmar.

"…Six spectacular casinos bordering Xishuangbanna which used to cater for Chinese clients have been shut down in Myanmar and Laos. A total of 80 gambling businesses have been closed in Myanmar and Laos for the sharp decrease of Chinese customers…"

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