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Gaming tourism trend in Macau

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Title: Gaming tourism trend in Macau
Author: Chan, Clarissa
Abstract: This paper examines the evolution of Macau’s gaming sector from a tourism perspective. Through legalization of gaming, ease of accessibility to the destination, increasing income levels of demand countries, and Macau’s ability to attract high rollers, the destination’s gaming sector developed rapidly and is frequently referred to as the Las Vegas of the East or as Las Vegas of Asia. The sector has become an important economic pillar of the Macau’s economy by becoming a main contributor to tax revenue and one of the top three employing sectors (Lo, 2009). Nevertheless, concerns of oversupply, host hostility to visitors, social impacts of gaming on locals, a labour shortage and competition from newly developing gaming destinations in the Asia Pacific region pose as challenges for Macau’s gaming sector, and threatens its continual success as Las Vegas of the East.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3649
Date: 2012-05-15


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