Las Vegas casinos figured a law allowing them to run private salons for high rollers would be a boon, particularly with new business from China, but the salons have instead been a bust as some gamblers shy away from the high scrutiny -- which includes state agents' ability to oversee activities on closed-circuit television. Despite spending millions to lavishly deck out the private salons, top casinos including Caesars Palace and Mandalay Bay have had only a handful of takers.

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