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Hong Kong’s casino ships

The residents of Hong Kong love gambling, but there are is only one legal outlet – horse racing. The most common workaround for those wanting high stakes thrills is a short ferry trip to the casinos of Macau, but there is another one – boarding a casino ship bound for international waters.
Casino ship 'Jimei' steams slowly west through Victoria Harbour Continue reading

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Macau: the city built on casinos

Macau is an odd city – for foreign tourists the main lure is the mix of Portuguese and Chinese culture, but for the majority of Hong Kong people it is all about the casinos.

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Horse racing in Hong Kong

Horse racing in Hong Kong in big business, especially as it is the only form of legal gambling in the territory. The racecourses are big as well.

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