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 legislators pass landmark casino reform bill

FX Empire 21 Jun 2022
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Legislators in Macau approved a landmark casino bill on Tuesday, the biggest reforms in more than two decades, ahead of an expected casino licence bidding process in the world’s biggest gambling hub ... Macau is the only place in China where gambling in casinos is legal....
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SJM wins refinance nod as Macau extends licenses

Hong Kong Standard 15 Jun 2022
Ho's comments came as Macau's ... Ho, meanwhile, expects business to improve during the summer due to Macau's legal ruling that satellite casinos do not need concessionaire's premises to operate their business, while the casinos do not need to return the venues to the government....
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Macau to sign off on 6-month casino operator license extensions 

Hong Kong Standard 15 Jun 2022
Macau's government will formally sign a six-month license extension for casino operators in the world's largest gambling hub on June 23, local broadcaster TDM reported on Wednesday, an expected move ahead of license expirations due this month.  ... Macau's government did not immediately respond to requests for comment. ....
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Macau to sign off on 6-month casino operator licence extensions -media

FX Empire 15 Jun 2022
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Macau’s government will formally sign a six-month licence extension for casino operators in the world’s largest gambling hub on June 23, local broadcaster TDM reported on Wednesday, an expected move ahead of licence expirations due this month ... Macau’s government did not immediately respond to requests for comment....
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