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Macau Fortunes Go From Bad to Worse as New Year Gamblers Vanish

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Xu Meihua joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Chinese tourists who traveled to Macau over Lunar New Year last week. She wasn’t there to gamble though.

The 58-year-old accountant dropped by casinos owned by Wynn Macau Ltd., Sands China Ltd. and SJM Holdings Ltd. to snap photos and window shop. Traveling with her sister and husband in the world’s biggest gambling hub, she was more interested in taking in sights than spending money at the baccarat tables.