How Much Does Macau Make in Gambling Revenue?

Macau, one of two special administrative regions of China, has the highest level of revenue from gambling in the world, grossing $33.5 billion USD in 2011 and $38 billion USD in 2012. In contrast, Las Vegas gaming brought in $6.2 billion USD in 2012. Per visitor, the difference is even more pronounced, with Macau at $1,354 USD per visitor in 2012 compared with Las Vegas at $156 USD.

More about Macau:

  • Macau has the second highest life expectancy in the world, according to the CIA World Factbook.

  • China is responsible for the administrative region’s defences and foreign policy however Macau keeps its own legal system, police force, immigration policy and monetary policy.

  • Macau was the first and last European colony in Asia, with the Portuguese being in power for 442 years until 1999.

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