North Korea Begins Flights to Macau

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North Korea's sole airline service Air Koryo is gearing up to begin international flights to the gambling mecca Macau, ending a 15 year hiatus where flights were unavailable.

The move will allow the wealthy citizens in North Korea (they do exist) to travel to Macau for a chance to gamble at the various resorts on the island enclave. The destination is the fourth international hub that Air Koryo services, as they also offer flights to Beijing, Shenyang, and Vladivostok.

While the move likely makes North Koreans happy, there is speculation that the move could be used to try and skirt international sanctions placed on the country. Previously, the North Korean regime used Macau to launder money and help put counterfeit money into circulation.

The exact date of the first flights aren't known, but we reckon we don't have too many readers interested in making the trek to one of the most reclusive nations on the planet.

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Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.
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2 August 2019 - 4:29pm
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Man, could you imagine losing out in Macau and not coming back with enough money and having to go to a re-education camp? What a stressful vacation!

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The move will allow the wealthy citizens in North Korea (they do exist) to travel to Macau for a chance to gamble at the various resorts on the island enclave.

Ha-ha-ha..even the fact Kingston has mentioned "they do exist" just shows how stupid, hypocritical and idealistic (in the bad sense) the whole communist regime is really....

But there's a good news here as well (for me anyway)..these supposedly North Korean paupers would sponsor the biggest gambling resort in the world economics..if that's not a good a news to the average poor! (where everybody suppose to be equal) North Korean citizen I don't know what would be then.

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3 August 2019 - 5:32am
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This is a bizarre situation. The 4th destination is Macau for this old rubbish airline company.
They might pack the airplane with the laundered money 😀

Let's see what happens there.