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Mainland Chinese tourists take pictures inside The Venetian hotel and casino resort.
The Wall Street Journal reports today that gamblers from mainland China are traveling to Las Vegas.
They're making very large bets, and the casinos have been actively courting their business. Entire floors at casinos such as the Venetian have suites specially designed for Chinese visitors.
This has caught the attention of U.S. Treasury officials, who think some of the money being bet might have its source in Chinese organized crime. Some of these Chinese high rollers are playing in games where a single bet might be as much as 400 thousand dollars, but China has strict rules on how much money citizens can take out of the country.
Alexandra Berzon was the Journal's lead reporter on this story, and she joins the show to discuss the influx of Chinese money into Las Vegas.
Alexandra Berzon, reporter for the Wall Street Journal