National/Regional Integration and Local Development

  • Victor Zheng
  • Po-san Wan


Macao’s gambling industry would not prosper without patrons from outside Macao’s borders. This was the case not only in the past, but remains true in the present and will remain true in the future. The attractiveness and competitiveness of Macao’s gambling industry not only depends on Macao’s gambling products, promotion strategy, transportation networks, and so on, but also on the gambling policies of its neighbours. To be specific, if gambling were to be made lawful in a close neighbour, for example Hong Kong or Guangdong province, Macao could suffer a tremendous decline in business. Since the policies of its neighbours are beyond Macao’s control, Macao’s top government officials must always keep in mind how to maintain a harmonious relationship with all of them—and must convince its neighbours, as well as the Beijing government, that it is in their interests not to make gambling lawful within their boundaries.


Pearl River Delta Regional Integration Tourist Industry Casino Gambling Residential Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Zheng
    • 1
  • Po-san Wan
    • 1
  1. 1.Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific StudiesChinese University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong SAR

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