Macau

Macau (/məˈk/; 澳門; 澳门; "Bay gate"), also spelled Macao, officially known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a special administrative region on the southern coast of the People's Republic of China. Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong, which is about 64 kilometers to the east, and it is also bordered by Guangdong of Mainland China to the north and the South China Sea to the east and south. With an estimated population of around 636,200 living in an area of 30.3 km2 (11.6 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world.

As Portuguese Macau, it was administered by the Portuguese Empire and its inheritor states from the mid-16th century until late 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in Asia under Portugal. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 1550s. In 1557, Macau was rented to Portugal from Ming China as a trading port. The Portuguese Empire administered the city under Chinese authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau became a colony. Sovereignty over Macau was transferred to China on 20 December 1999. The Joint Declaration on the Question of Macau and Macau Basic Law stipulate that Macau operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer.

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Macau ponders future even as tourists and gamblers return

Urdu Point 23 Jan 2023
Macau, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Jan, 2023 ) .Macau's streets were packed in the run-up to the Lunar New Year after pandemic controls were abruptly lifted but it is far from business as usual as the Chinese casino hub wrestles with questions about its future....
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Macau ponders gambling future even as tourists return

Manila Standard 23 Jan 2023
MACAU, ChinaMacau’s streets were packed in the run-up to the Lunar New Year after pandemic controls were abruptly lifted but it is far from business as usual as the Chinese casino hub wrestles with questions about its future ...Macau will bounce back, I just don’t know whether it would go back to its glory days,” she said....
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MPs call for investigation into extraordinary story of 10 Premier League clubs with 8 online ...

The Daily Mail 21 Jan 2023
Alvin Chau, 48, was sentenced to 18 years in prison last Wednesday in Macau, China, after being found guilty of ... SunCity was set up by Chau in 2007 to attract high rollers to casinos in Macau, the former Portuguese colony which is China’s only territory where gambling is legal....
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Macau jails gambling ‘junket king’ Alvin Chau for 18 years

Al Jazeera 18 Jan 2023
Chau, the 48-year-old founder of Suncity Group, pioneered the junket industry that brought high rollers from mainland China — where marketing or soliciting gambling is illegal — to gamble in Macau, the only place in the country where casinos operate legally ... Macau has a separate ......
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Macau jails former ‘junket king’ Alvin Chau for 18 years

Manila Standard 18 Jan 2023
The 48-year-old founder of Suncity Group pioneered the junket industry that brought high rollers from mainland China to Macau, the only place in the country where casinos operate legally ... Macau has a separate legal system from the Chinese mainland, largely based on Portuguese law....
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Gambling kingpin jailed for 18 years for running criminal operation in China

Metro UK 18 Jan 2023
Alvin Chau, 48, was arrested in November 2021 for running a cross-border gambling enterprise between the region of Macau and other areas. This is against the law in China because Macau is the only place where casinos are legally permitted ... Police outside the courthouse in Macau where Chau was prosecuted (Picture....
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Macau gambling kingpin Alvin Chau jailed for 18 years

The Times/The Sunday Times 18 Jan 2023
The Macau gambling boss Alvin ... Macau is the only place in China where casinos are legal, and resort operators such as Suncity were a key part of its gaming industry....
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Macau jails 'junket king' Alvin Chau for 18 years

Urdu Point 18 Jan 2023
Macau, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jan, 2023 ) .Macau's former ... The 48-year-old founder of Suncity Group pioneered the junket industry that brought high rollers from mainland China to Macau, the only place in the country where casinos operate legally....
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Suncity founder jailed for 18 years in Macau for illegal gambling

Irish Independent 18 Jan 2023
Alvin Chau was arrested in November 2021 on a warrant based on accusations that he ran an illegal cross-border gambling syndicate with others.Macau is the only place in China where casinos are legal, and junket operators such as Suncity were a key part of its gaming industry.They ......

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