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asiangaming
July2016
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Cover Story
By
JamesRutherford
States and wants to build a wall across the country’s 1,900-mile
border withMexico?
Or that a former secretary of state and US senator, the very
embodiment of establishment politics and the smart money choice
for the White House going on eight years – not to mention a lady
who had once been mistress of the place – would have her hands
full beating back a challenge to her nomination from a 74-year-old
socialist from the tiny state of Vermont who’d been the longest-
servingmember of Congress never tobelong to any political party?
“There’s an old Southern saying: ‘This one’s full of fleas’,” says
historian and author Michael Green, who teaches at the University
ofNevada, LasVegas. “And that takes in thiswhole election, not just
the race for president.”
Clinton
v
Trump
Thegaming industry’s
greatunknown
W
hat can the gaming industry expect from
this wildest and most unpredictable of US
presidential elections? Put it this way – what
if someone told you six months ago that the
next leader of the free world could well be a
self-proclaimed billionaire property tycoon and reality TV star
with four corporate bankruptcies to his credit, who’s running on
a pledge to ban the world’s Muslims from entering the United
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