Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Macau the world's top casino market
A former Portuguese colony, Macau is today one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Macau is situated 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Hong Kong and 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Guangzhou (Canton).
Macau is the most densely populated region in the world, with a population density of 18,428 persons per square kilometre (47,728/sq mi). 95% of Macau's population is Chinese.Macau is an offshore financial centre, a tax haven, and a free port and gambling revenue has made Macau the world's top casino market, surpassing Las Vegas.