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– people detained in weekend raids on casinos and hotels in Macau, the world’s largest gambling destination by revenue.

Macau: A Succession Saga Fit for a Casino King

They call him the 'King of Macau' — and that's no mere flourish. Stanley Ho, an enigmatic billionaire and one-time ballroom dancer, built a multi-billion...

Can Asia's Gambling Industry Continue to Thrive?

When Edmund Ho, Macau's first chief executive, assumed office on December 20, 1999, the former Portuguese colony near Hong Kong was a very different place...

Macau: Is the Casino Boom Back?

No other city in Asia may have been deflated more quickly by the global recession than the Chinese gambling mecca of Macau. After the local government opened...

Does Poker Stand a Chance in Asia?

From the towering, pineapple-shaped Grand Lisboa to the vast campus of the Venetian, there's no shortage of casinos to choose from in Macau. The only place in...

Fortunes Fade for Macau's Casino Kings

For most of the past five years, the Chinese gambling mecca of Macau seemed a sure bet. After the local government ended a decades-old gaming monopoly in 2002,...

Dark Days Ahead for Macau, Asia's Las Vegas?

If they built the casinos, the gamblers would come. That was the idea, anyway. Since a 40-year gambling monopoly ended in 2002 and the Sands Macau, the first...

Split Personality

Macau is a city that resonates with the sound of money. The nonstop rat-a-tat of millions of gambling chips tossed on blackjack and baccarat tables in its...

Up to Speed

Like the city in which it is held, the Macau Grand Prix has long been biding its time. For years, it trundled along in the bottom tier of race-car meetings as...

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Photo Essays

A Brief History of the Playboy Club

Fifty years after the first Playboy Club first opened, the Bunny has come to China with the opening of a Macau club. With new clubs also set to open in Cancun...

Macau Madness!

Casino fever is turning the sleepy former colony into a pleasure dome to rival Las Vegas

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The Macau-bound carrier hit an unidentified object in the water, causing serious injuries to at least three passengers. ...