High Stakes

Kin Cheung / AP

Giant casinos such as Macau's Grand Lisboa are providing more Asians with opportunities to gamble

A dozen people have gathered inside the Industrial Evangelistic Fellowship's modest community center in Macau, where the Rev. Jimmy Tan strums his guitar and belts out Christian songs with the small group before him. Latecomers trickle in well past the meeting's 9:30 p.m. start time, but no one seems to mind — many of them work multiple jobs and are used to odd hours. Seated in a semicircle of plastic chairs, the engineers, police officers, health-care workers and casino dealers have something in common: they are all addicted to gambling. The group meets once a week to hear Tan...

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