The debate is taking off on whether China would allow gambling on Hainan Island. Financial analyst Sara Hsu explains gambling would diversify the tourism industry on the island, but would also hurt the economy in nearby Macau. Two earlier efforts on Hainan were already aborted for political reasons.Read More →

Chinese consumers have different requirements from what most international companies are used to. Gambling hotspot Macau is a clear illustration, says branding expert Shaun Rein, where an imitation of Las Vegas fell flat, he tells in Forbes, although it is a must go for mainland tourists, they miss a lot of business.Read More →

Gambling in Macau is booming, despite a lack of table, China’s anti-corruption drive and a strict visa policy, learns WSJ’s wealth editor Wei Gu from Aaron Fisher of CLSA. Gambling in Macau is worth 40 billion US dollar and might overtake the whole of the US in the coming years.
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Macau used to be the first spot for Chinese to gamble with their money. But the enclave is losing its attraction and business analyst Ben Cavender looked at the reasons why Macau is losing its competitive edge to other regional hotspots, at CalvinAyre.com. They should offer more that just gambling for the hard core addict, he says.Read More →