Slot Machines in VIP Rooms Show Desperation of Macau Casinos

  • Ahead of Chinese New Year, a new way to get gamblers' cash
  • Revenue has fallen for 20 straight months with no letup seen

New slot machines stand inside the Grand Prize Slot VIP Zone in Jimei Casino in Macau.

Source: Grand Prize Slot VIP Zone

The desperation at Macau casinos is evident these days: At the recent opening of a VIP gambling room for high rollers, Chinese lions are dipping and arching to the clang of cymbals. There’s roast pig, a red carpet -- and banks of slot machines adorned with Chinese money gods and dragons.

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