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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

20 Jun 2018

As Macau's greyhound track shutters, fears over dogs' fate

MACAU In a dingy neighbourhood far from the sparkling casinos that have proliferated across Macau in recent years, six greyhounds raced around a concrete track on a rain-soaked weekday night. | Video

16 Jun 2018

Authorities across Asia battle illegal gambling surge ahead of World Cup

HONG KONG Law enforcement and regulatory forces in Asia say they are gearing up to fight illegal gambling operators who have ramped up activities in the region ahead of the World Cup, making use of savvy technology and cryptocurrencies to evade prosecution. | Video

07 May 2018

Melco's new $1 billion Macau hotel to operate without casino junkets: CEO

HONG KONG Melco Resorts $1.1 billion hotel tower set to open in Macau next month will not resort to casino junket operators to lure in high rollers, as it bets on a resurgence in the city's gambling sector to drive revenues, Chairman Lawrence Ho said.

02 May 2018

As Stanley Ho prepares to cash in his chips, an uncertain future for SJM

HONG KONG Macau's oldest gambling company, SJM Holdings, is playing catch up as its rivals ride the wave of a gambling boom in the southern Chinese territory.

20 Apr 2018

In Vietnam, a mega casino rises with the help of a Macau junket company

HONG KONG Along a three-kilometer (2-mile) stretch of coastline in central Vietnam, construction cranes are digging up mounds of sand and rubble where the country's biggest casino is set to open next year. | Video

23 Mar 2018

Steve Wynn sells stake in company he founded, Macau casino Galaxy buys in

Steve Wynn, the former chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd, has disposed his entire 11.8 percent stake in the firm for $2.1 billion in a dramatic exit of the casino and hotel enterprise he founded over 16 years ago. | Video

21 Mar 2018

Australian casino boss Packer quits Crown board due to mental illness

SYDNEY/HONG KONG Australian billionaire James Packer has quit the board of casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd due to mental illness, following a tumultuous period including a break-up with singer Mariah Carey and the failure of Crown's expansion strategy. | Video

12 Mar 2018

Prada shares soar as China demand spurs return to sales growth

HONG KONG Shares in Prada surged 14 percent on Monday after the Italian luxury goods maker said it had stemmed a slide in sales in the second half of 2017 and expected to see growth continue this year.

09 Mar 2018

Wynn Resorts to pay $2.6 billion to settle lawsuit with Japan's Universal

Wynn Resorts Ltd has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle a lawsuit brought by Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp and its U.S. unit, ending a six-year old dispute that pitted casino mogul Steve Wynn against his former associate Kazuo Okada.

08 Mar 2018

Macau move to curtail foreign judges sparks concerns over China's growing control

MACAU Macau has finished drafting a proposed new law barring foreign judges from hearing national security and defense cases, an unprecedented move that has heightened concerns over Beijing's grip over the gambling hub.


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