HONG KONG -- Glitzy gaming resorts that line the Cotai Strip in Macao were once bustling with tourists and high rollers looking for a seat at the table. However, coronavirus restrictions for the past two years have all but stopped visitors from coming into the city, leaving the strip -- and the rest of Macao -- eerily quiet. Despite the lull, gaming companies have not been sitting still.
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