Tuesday, February 3, 2015


The Venetian and other mega-casinos in Macau, a special administrative region of China, are being hammered. For more than a decade, they’ve depended on middleman “junket operators” to lure high rollers from mainland China to this former Portuguese colony.

Yet as is now clear, many of those elite gamblers were not independently wealthy. They were corrupt government officials, trying to beat the odds with pilfered public money.