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Tales of a gambler A VIETNAMESE gambler

who lost all his money at a Cambodian casino tried to kill himself by jumping out of a 30-metre-high window after being held captive by money lenders at the casino last week, police said yesterday. The incident reportedly occurred at Casino Las Vegas, in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town. The Vietnamese newspaper Thanh Nien Daily reported the gambler had died instantly but Svay Rieng police chief Prach Rim told the Post the man was alive. “We have already sent him to the hospital,” Prach Rim said.

A money lender had been arrested and was being questioned, he said. Las Vegas Casino manager Sok Sakada claimed the incident had occurred at the nearby
Sato Casino, whose chief of administration could not be reached.

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