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Macau Casinos Shut Thousands of Hotel Rooms in Labor Crunch

  • Hotels also foregoing daily maid service on lack of cleaners
  • Covid shutdowns saw world’s biggest gambling hub crown ceded
Casinos along the Cotai strip in Macau, China.

Casinos along the Cotai strip in Macau, China.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg
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Macau casinos have been forced to close off thousands of hotel rooms and cut back on guest services like housekeeping, as a labor shortage leaves the gambling hub struggling to cater to a surge of tourists from a newly-reopened China

Some five-star hotels in Macau’s casinos only have fewer than half of their rooms available for booking, people familiar with the situation told Bloomberg, asking not to be identified discussing internal business.