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Macau gaming tycoon Stanley Ho undergoes surgery

5 August 2009

HONG KONG -- As reported by the Agence France Presse: "Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho has undergone surgery in hospital, his spokesman said Tuesday, after reports of his health condition earlier sent shares in his casino firm SJM Holdings tumbling.

"The 87-year-old, who has dominated gambling in the southern Chinese casino haven for the last four decades to become one of Asia's richest men, was recovering after the operation, the spokesman said.

"...The Apple Daily cited unnamed sources as saying that Ho had tripped and hit his head at home last week and had required surgery.

"...The Economic Times said he had haemorrhoids..."

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