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Casino Lisboa was Macau's busiest casino during STDM's monopoly. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

New frontiers for a new breed of casino operator

They're smaller, more willing to take risks and have global ambitions

Zach Coleman, Nikkei Asian Review deputy editor | China

HONG KONG Casino gambling has always been a cross-border business in Asia.

The many gaming parlors of Macau, the region's oldest casino hub, could hardly have survived for so many decades just serving the small territory's population, today barely a tenth that of Singapore. Most customers come from mainland China, Hong Kong or further afield.

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