FILE - In this May 22, 2012 file photo, attendants learn poker at a gambling table at Gaming Expo Asia in Macau. In the Philippines, a $4 billion casino project will soon rise from recl

 

              FILE - In this May 22, 2012 file photo, attendants learn poker at a gambling table at Gaming Expo Asia in Macau. In the Philippines, a $4 billion casino project will soon rise from recl
FILE - In this May 22, 2012 file photo, attendants learn poker at a gambling table at Gaming Expo Asia in Macau. In the Philippines, a $4 billion casino project will soon rise from reclaimed land on Manila Bay. In South Korea, foreign investors will break ground next year on a clutch of casino resorts offshore. In the Philippines, a $4 billion casino project will soon rise from reclaimed land on Manila Bay. In South Korea, foreign investors will break ground next year on a clutch of casino resorts offshore. And on the eastern edge of Russia, authorities plan a resort zone aimed at drawing Chinese high-rollers. The projects are part of a casino building boom rolling across Asia, where governments are trying to develop their tourism markets to capture increasingly affluent Asians with a penchant for gambling. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)