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No jackpot for Macao as Hong Kong unrest keeps visitors away

Mainland high rollers shun gambling while mass market keeps playing

The Venetian Macao integrated-resort hotel: Mainland Chinese visitors to the city are down because of the unrest in nearby Hong Kong.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Casinos in Macao took a beating in 2019 after a few winning years as the demonstrations in nearby Hong Kong scared tourists off.

Fading economic momentum in China also kept high-rolling mainlanders from trying their luck.

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