Don’t wait: there’s less than 24 hours left to get (almost) any Marketplace thank-you gift.
Macau didn’t used to be on the radar of many foreign business owners, but it has swiftly become a global gambling powerhouse, attracting the likes of Vegas casino superstars Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson.
Gaming revenues from Macau are six times larger than what Las Vegas puts out. And revenues from Macau — a 27 sq. km. territory — are larger than all the casinos in the United States combined.
“The Venetian in Macau is, in fact, the biggest casino in the world and the 6th biggest building in the world, I mean it’s truly enormous,” says the BBC’s Justin Rowlatt.
Rowlatt also told Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal that billionaire Sheldon Adelson makes more money in Macau than all his properties in Vegas.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.
Donate now to get almost any thank-you gift.