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'China's Hawaii' Has A Gambling Plan: Here Are Potential Winners

Beijing's ambitions to bring more tourists and gambling to an island billed as China's Hawaii is sparking visions of a rapid ... to comment or didn't respond to requests for a comment. Real-estate and resort developers would be immediate beneficiaries ...

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