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Macau: Hot Deals

FERRY CLEVER If you can ignore the soft porn pictures advertising Macau's seedier hotels and nightclubs plastered on their windows, you'll find the small travel...

Macau's Class Act

Officially the world's top gambling destination, the small southern Chinese city of Macau last year hosted over 22 million visitors—more than 40 times its...

Macau: Web Cr@wling

A Year In Macau(www.macautourism.gov.mo/index.htm)COMPREHENSIVE CLICK Whether you're looking for concerts, fireworks festivals or dragon boat races, the official...

Macau: Hot Spot

If it was just for its casinos, Macau's self-styled title "the Monaco of the East" would stretch the bounds of credulity. The come-as-you-are, windowless,...

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...

Macau Offers a Fusion of Flavors -- By the Ton

I was about halfway through the chocolate mousse when we hit the wall. I remember dropping the teaspoon and lurching across the table for the sparkling water...

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...

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...

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,...

Macau's Big Score

Macau's Portuguese colonial rulers legalized the city's first gambling house in 1847. But judging by the public reaction to the May 18 opening of the flashy...

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