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A Finger or A Hand

Macau is the #2 gambling destination in the world, behind only Las Vegas. Although it is part of China, most locally-owned casinos in Macau are controlled by triads. There was a big crackdown on triads in the 1990s, but their presence in the casinos remains potent. One thing you should never do in Macau is to cheat in one of the locally-owned casinos. (Note there are casinos owned and operated by foreign entities in Macau and they abide to international laws.)

If you get caught cheating, they will have one of your fingers cut off for the first offense. If you get caught the second time, they will cut off one of your hands. Believe it or not, there have been people who get caught more than two times. I guess bad habits die hard.

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