Slot machines are seen in the Casino Du Liban in Jounieh, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Casino du Liban, the country's only legal gambling center, has seen a drop of $12 million in revenue due to wide anti-government protests and road closures, the casino's Chairman Roland Khoury told The Daily Star Wednesday.Khoury is still pinning hope on a good season in December, when high rollers come to the casino.We also canceled a poker tournament," Khoury said.He said the casino counted a lot on gamblers who came from abroad to boost revenues. Khoury said the casino had previously frozen all promotional campaigns and all new projects in order to cut spending.Commenting on charges of corruption against the casino by the Lebanese judiciary, Khoury said that the issue dated back to the casino's previous administration.
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