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WPT LA Poker Classic down to 18; Macau sets revenue record

TAGs: Macau, Vivek Rajkumar, WPT

wpt-down-to-18-macau-revenue-recordThe WPT LA Poker Classic main event has reached the last tables with one player taking a commanding lead into the final two tables.

Already a holder of one WPT championship, Vivek Rajkumar has been here before and showed his ability in the live poker arena by moving ahead of his nearest challenger by almost one million chips.

Rajkumar will resume on 3,231,000 chips, with Gregory Brooks trailing behind in second place on 2,326,000, and former leader Jason DeWitt sits in third place on 1,916,000.

Those in the final 18 will be looking to reach the final televised table of six players as the action commences at noon local time.

Gambling revenue in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau continued to climb in February as visitors continued to drive the country’s gambling industry.

Revenue from gambling in the former Portuguese colony saw a rise of 48% last month compared to the same period in 2010, as the country shows no ill effects of relying entirely on the gambling industry.

February’s figure in itself was a record as revenue rose to 19.86billion Macau patacas during the month breaking the previous high set in December 2010 when it hit 18.88billion patacas.

The reason for such a rise is thought to be visitors from Mainland China who have been flocking to Macau in their droves.

There is still no fresh news on the disagreements between those in Stanley Ho’s family after he took out fresh court cases against various female members of his close family.

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