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Chinese-run tour bus companies help fuel desert casino tourism

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A general view of a gambling sign outside Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel on Fremont Street July 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

We mentioned earlier that the bus involved in the recent crash in Irwindale carried mostly senior citizens, and most of the passengers were also of Chinese descent.

Part of a thriving business of Chinese-run bus tours that take customers to desert casinos every day. Dr. Timothy Fong is well-acquainted with these companies as co-director of the Gambling Studies program at UCLA. 
 

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