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  • Conversations

    Can Macau Casinos Sustain Las Vegas-Style Entertainment?

    By Rob Kachelriess

    Entertainment executive John Raczka shares an insider's perspective.

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    Nonstop Air Service a Win For Vegas

    By David G. Schwartz

    Nonstop flights from Las Vegas to Beijing’s Capital Airport are a key to unlocking new tourist opportunities.

  • Features

    Seven Fun Facts About Macau

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Here's some things you'll find interesting about the city.

  • Features

    Betting on Macau

    By Melinda Sheckells

    In hopes of turning around its gaming slump, Macau inches toward a Las Vegas approach to entertainment and hospitality

  • Features

    A Look at Wynn Palace

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Roger Thomas embarks on one of his biggest projects to date, the envisioning of Cotai’s Wynn Palace.

  • Night-lites

    Megaclub Invades the Vegas of the East

    By Melinda Sheckells

    The recent announcement that Pacha, famous for its nightclubs in Ibiza and New York, will open in September 2015 at entertainment-themed Studio City resort in Macau signifies the first time a brand-name megaclub will occupy a major space on the Cotai Strip.

  • Green Felt Journal

    Lessons Macau Can Learn From Las Vegas

    By David G. Schwartz

    Back in 2002, when the government of the Macau Special Administration Region awarded its first gaming concessions to American companies, it was conventional wisdom that the former Portuguese colony would learn a great deal about gaming from the wizards of Las Vegas.

  • Macau

    ‘Las Vegas Doesn’t Come Close’ to Macau

    By Heidi Kyser

    UNLV English professor Douglas Unger is an award-winning novelist whose family ties have also made him a frequent visitor to China’s special administrative region of Macau. Although he enjoys time in the resplendent casinos that have cropped up in recent years, Unger says the real Macau is off the beaten path. He shares his street-level view of the place that’s still unknown to many Las Vegans. Describe getting off the ferry and stepping into Macau.

  • The History of Our Future

    By David G. Schwartz

    Back in the early days—2006 or so—American executives signing on for tours of duty in Macau felt like they were stepping into the Wild West. Street violence had subsided since the island’s 1999 reversion to mainland control, but there was still a sense that this was a frontier, a place where anything could happen. And when strangers rode into town—often from the former frontier town of Las Vegas—they went where strangers always go first: the saloon. In this case, that meant the Embassy Bar at what was then the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

  • Why Steve and Sheldon are Making a Mistake

    By Michael Green

    If you want to disprove the old adage that the worst publicity is no publicity, consider this headline from a left-leaning website: “Biggest Donor to Romney and GOP did Business With Chinese Mob.”

  • Politics

    Vegas, Macau and the Albatross of Image

    By David G. Schwartz

    Sheldon Adelson’s support for Mitt Romney has transformed the Las Vegas/Macau casino mogul into the media’s favorite stick with which to beat the presumptive Republican presidential nominee—and it may prove to be an effective one.

  • Vegas, Macau and the Albatross of Image

    By David G. Schwartz

    In politics, it’s traditional, if not particularly attractive, for the media to make hay of anything connected with a candidate—birth certificates, pet ethics, wives’ hobbies. So it’s not surprising that Sheldon Adelson’s support for Mitt Romney has quickly transformed the Las Vegas/Macau casino mogul into the press’ favorite stick with which to beat the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. 

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