Gambling boosts Macau economy

Casinos bring in billions to Chinese territory that has eclipsed Las Vegas as gambling Mecca of world.

    Macau, a special administrative region of China, is tipped to become the world's fastest growing economy this year, thanks to its gambling industry.

    Last year, casinos in the former Portuguese colony took in $38bn - that's six times more than Las Vegas - becoming the gambling Mecca of the world.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Macau.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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