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Philippines misses 2013 gaming revenue goal but still has sights set on overtaking Las Vegas

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Bullit Marquez / AP

Casino dealers work on their respective games during a media tour of the new Solaire Casino, one of the country’s biggest casinos, Thursday March 14, 2013, at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines.

The Philippines missed its gaming revenue estimate by 12 percent in 2013 as it took a hit from lower-than-expected tourist arrivals from mainland China and Hong Kong due to a territorial conflict in the South China Sea and a deadly hostage-taking in 2010.

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