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Sep 30, 2022 03:38 AM
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Philippines to Deport 40,000 Chinese in Shutting Down 175 Online Casinos

The City of Dreams Manila casino resort operated by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. in Manila, the Philippines.
The City of Dreams Manila casino resort operated by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. in Manila, the Philippines.

The Philippines will close 175 illegal offshore online gambling operations and deport about 40,000 Chinese workers starting next month, a justice department official said Monday.

The crackdown on an industry that once provided a lucrative source of tax revenue was triggered by reports of murders, kidnappings and other crimes committed by Chinese nationals against other Chinese, justice ministry spokesperson Jose Dominic Clavano said.

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