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    Savan Vegas, jewel in Laos’ gambling crown

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic, huddled between its larger Indochina neighbours, boasts unparalleled natural scenery and a rich culture almost untouched by the commercial world. It also supports a niche, yet thriving casino market.As in neighbouring nations, the gaming sector is loosely regulated and locals are banned from gambling, so the country’s properties tend to be located in border areas and cater to the tastes of surrounding countries -- Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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