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Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Newman M K Lam and Ian Scott


The small city of Macao—formerly a Portuguese colony, now a Special Administrative Region of China—liberalised its gaming industry in 2002. Since then a score of new casinos have been built and millions of gamblers have flooded in from mainland China. Per capita income has more than doubled in five years and the gaming operators have outstripped their Las Vegas counterparts in revenue and profits. But rapid economic growth has also brought social and political problems. In this structured survey of modern Macao, 15 experts examine the effects of massive foreign investment, the problems of gove ... More

Keywords: Macao, China, gaming, gambling, casinos, governance, government, investment, planning, society, politics, deregulation, economy, revenue, social instability

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083282
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Newman M K Lam, editor

Ian Scott, editor

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