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Atlantic City Casino Hosts' Licenses Suspended

15 April 2004

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "State gaming regulators Wednesday suspended the licenses of six current or former casino hosts accused of participating in a prostitution ring that supplied young Asian women for high rollers.

"The hosts allegedly drummed up business for prostitutes who were recruited from Malaysia and other Far East nations and worked in brothels in Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. Prostitutes were bused to Atlantic City on weekends for sex with high rollers, who paid $200 or more for their services.

"…The hosts work or worked at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Resorts Atlantic City, Bally's Atlantic City and Showboat Casino-Hotel. The casinos themselves were not involved in the prostitution ring, authorities said.

"…Casino hosts, sometimes called marketing directors, cater to premium gamblers by giving them free rooms, meals and show tickets, a completely legal practice.

"But in this case, the six hosts allegedly participated in a nationwide ring of brokers and agents that recruited prostitutes for high rollers…"

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