Christine Duhaime discusses economic & political concerns with illegal currency movements from China to Macau’s casinos

In a two-part series, Asia Gambling Brief advisor Christine Duhaime explores the growing trend of Chinese nationals illicitly removing currency from China to gamble in Macau’s casinos with junket operators and the parallel international concern over money laundering in VIP rooms in Macau casinos. This complex legal and political issue is affecting casinos and regulators in the U.S. and has garnered the involvement of China’s central bank and U.S. Congressional members.

Part 1 – “Macau casino junket operators use trade show to polish image” is re-produced here and the original can be read here (subscription required for original).

Part 2 – “Macau casinos face regulatory balancing act amid international money laundering concerns” is re-produced here and the original can be read here (subscription required for original).