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Manila casino challenges Macau

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  • Writer: Ian Sayson, Bloomberg News
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MANILA - The Philippines on Saturday opens the first casino in the hub that is its answer to Macau, and billionaire Enrique Razon will have the gamblers to himself for now. 

A dealer collects chips during a game simulation inside the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila on Thursday. (EPA Photo)

The port magnate's $1.2-billion Solaire Manila casino will have a monopoly in the capital city's new entertainment and gambling complex until the country’s richest man, Henry Sy, opens a venture there in 2014.

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