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Macao gambling group retreats from Japan bid amid controversies

Suncity ties withdrawal to COVID impact and delays in licensing process

Suncity Group is the biggest junket agency in Macao and runs its own casino resorts in Vietnam and Russia, with a third under construction in Manila.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Suncity Group, the Macao-based gambling company, has pulled out of the running for rights to run a casino resort in Japan.

The group is the biggest junket agency in Macao, bringing in high rollers from China and other countries to wager millions in VIP rooms it operates inside other companies' casinos in the world's largest betting hub and elsewhere.

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