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Asian casinos woo Chinese as corruption drive hits Macau

Casino revenues in South Korea and the Philippines seen growing 16% and 33% respectively this year

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Paradise Casino in Jeju, South Korea, is hiring Mandarin-speaking staff and offering VIP treatment including free flights, limousines and hotel stays to big spenders from China.

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AT THE oceanfront Ramada Plaza hotel on South Korea's Jeju island, about a hundred Chinese gamblers huddle around felt-topped tables, wagering as much as five million won (S$6,100) at baccarat. Shouts in Mandarin - "Beautiful!" - ring out as bettors with winning hands slam their

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