CHINA: Fantan

One million, four hundred thousand Portuguese patacas ($340,000) was the successful bid of a gaming syndicate last week for the 1931 fantan concession at Macao, "Chinese Monte Carlo."

As in the Principality of Monaco, citizens of this Portuguese "free port" (70 mi. south of Canton) pay no taxes. Day & night, year in, year out, Macao's fantan tables rattle ceaselessly with the "count" of the simplest game in the world.

Anyone wishing to play lays his stake on one of the figures. The banker then turns to...

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