Chinese VIPs Wooed to Tropical Isles as Macau Tightens Rules

  • HK’s Imperial Pacific to invest $7.1 billion on Saipan casinos
  • Macau banned phone betting amid stricter oversight of gambling

The swimming pool at the Galaxy Macau casino and hotel. Macau’s $30 billion gaming industry has seen revenue declines for nearly two years amid China’s slowing economy and anti-corruption campaign.

Photographer: Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg

Macau’s gaming promoters are betting they can make money bringing high rollers to casinos in Southeast Asia and other tropical destinations as increased government control crimps casino revenue in the world’s biggest gambling center.

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