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Macao casino operators post losses topping $2bn as COVID bites

Dim hopes for rebound before 2023 as gaming hub hit by virus restrictions

HONG KONG -- Macao's embattled casino operators have racked up half-year losses topping $2 billion as crowds vanish from a gambling enclave stung by China's zero-COVID policy.

The eye-watering shortfall comes as archrival Las Vegas sees business roaring back to life as the U.S., like most countries, drops virus measures.

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