Gambling in Macau
When it comes to land based gambling, the special administrative region of Macau in China is well known as an international gambling hub. This is not a new development as gambling was first introduced into the region and legalised by the Portuguese government back in the 1850’s. Today gambling tourism forms a major part of the region’s economy accounting for roughly fifty percent of the total economy and revenue. This is a staggering number for any area including the likes of Las Vegas. The majority of tourists to Macau come from China and Hong Kong with many international visitors making their way to the gambling capital for a thrilling casino experience.