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After long jail term, gaming gangster faces less violent but still murky Macau

Wan Kuok-koi (C), alias Broken Tooth Koi, one of the most powerful Chinese Mafia leaders in Asia, is seen handcuffed after being arrested by Macau's top crime-fighter, Judicial Police Director Antonio Marques Baptista (R) during an anti-crime raid in Macau, in this file picture taken May 1, 1998. Wan "Broken Tooth" Kuok-koi will emerge from jail this weekend into a very different Macau gambling haven than the one he bullied in the late-1990s, Reuters reported on November 30, 2012. Under new leadership, chosen at a Chinese Communist Party Congress in November 2012, where corruption was a dominant theme, Beijing is sending strong signals to Macau authorities to tighten regulation and promote responsible gaming in the world's casino capital. To match story GAMING-MACAU/ REUTERS/Stringer

Wan Kuok-koi (C), alias Broken Tooth Koi, one of the most powerful Chinese Mafia leaders in Asia, is seen handcuffed after being arrested by Macau's top crime-fighter, Judicial Police Director Antonio Marques Baptista (R) during an anti-crime raid in...more

Wan Kuok-koi (C), alias Broken Tooth Koi, one of the most powerful Chinese Mafia leaders in Asia, is seen handcuffed after being arrested by Macau's top crime-fighter, Judicial Police Director Antonio Marques Baptista (R) during an anti-crime raid in Macau, in this file picture taken May 1, 1998. Wan "Broken Tooth" Kuok-koi will emerge from jail this weekend into a very different Macau gambling haven than the one he bullied in the late-1990s, Reuters reported on November 30, 2012. Under new leadership, chosen at a Chinese Communist Party Congress in November 2012, where corruption was a dominant theme, Beijing is sending strong signals to Macau authorities to tighten regulation and promote responsible gaming in the world's casino capital. To match story GAMING-MACAU/ REUTERS/Stringer
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The prison where Wan Kuok-koi, a senior leader of the 14K organised crime triad, has been held for over 14 years in Macau, is seen in this exterior view taken November 26, 2012. Wan "Broken Tooth" Kuok-koi will emerge from jail this weekend into a very different Macau gambling haven than the one he bullied in the late-1990s. Under new leadership, chosen at a Chinese Communist Party Congress this month where corruption was a dominant theme, Beijing is sending strong signals to Macau authorities to tighten regulation and promote responsible gaming in the world's casino capital. Picture taken November 26, 2012. To match story GAMING-MACAU/ REUTERS/James Pomfret

The prison where Wan Kuok-koi, a senior leader of the 14K organised crime triad, has been held for over 14 years in Macau, is seen in this exterior view taken November 26, 2012. Wan "Broken Tooth" Kuok-koi will emerge from jail this weekend into a...more

The prison where Wan Kuok-koi, a senior leader of the 14K organised crime triad, has been held for over 14 years in Macau, is seen in this exterior view taken November 26, 2012. Wan "Broken Tooth" Kuok-koi will emerge from jail this weekend into a very different Macau gambling haven than the one he bullied in the late-1990s. Under new leadership, chosen at a Chinese Communist Party Congress this month where corruption was a dominant theme, Beijing is sending strong signals to Macau authorities to tighten regulation and promote responsible gaming in the world's casino capital. Picture taken November 26, 2012. To match story GAMING-MACAU/ REUTERS/James Pomfret
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