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High rollers boost Crown Macau numbers

31 January 2008

MACAU -- As reported by the Australia Daily Telegraph: "Uber-rich VIPs are now gambling $8 billion a month in James Packer's once problem-plagued Crown Macau casino, somewhat reviving its fortunes.

"...The turnaround is due to its lucrative arrangement with junket promoters AMA International, which is ferrying in the wealthy from nearby Hong Kong and mainland China.

"On the Crown Macau VIP tables that AMA promotes, $187 million is being wagered every day.

"...Four months ago, its total VIP turnover (rolling chip) was only $70 million a day, and its public floors were near empty.

"Tourism officials believed the casino was struggling to attract gamblers because of Feng Shui design concerns, poor location and vicious rumours..."

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