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The Development of the Gaming Industry and Its Impact on Land Use

Penny Wan and Francisco V. Pinheiro

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083282
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0002
The Development of the Gaming Industry and Its Impact on Land Use

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This chapter describes the history of the gaming industry and the effects of the decision to end the monopoly on gaming in 2002 and to grant concessions to foreign companies to operate in Macao. It looks, in particular, at the competition between the casinos and the public for scarce land and the ways in which designated public land has been alienated for the building of casino hotels.

Keywords: Macao; gaming; concessions; casinos; monopoly; deregulation; competition; foreign investment; land; hotels

Chapter.  7182 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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