Solaire shines light on Philippine casino ambitions

The Philippines hopes a quartet of US$1 billion-plus casino resorts will put on the global gaming map. The first of these resorts, Solaire just passed its first anniversary. For Solaire and rival Resorts World Manila, 2013 results suggest revenues aren’t yet growing as fast as aspirations.

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