The latest closure of casinos in Macau could deal a heavy blow to the Chinese gambling mecca, where casino taxes account for more than 80 per cent of the local government’s revenue. Photo: Shutterstock
The latest closure of casinos in Macau could deal a heavy blow to the Chinese gambling mecca, where casino taxes account for more than 80 per cent of the local government’s revenue. Photo: Shutterstock
Macau

Macau to shut casinos for first time in two years as China’s gambling hub moves to curb rising number of new Covid-19 cases

  • The city will suspend almost all business activities for a week from Monday in a bid to control a rising number of new Covid-19 infections
  • The last time Macau suspended the operations of all casinos was in February 2020, when the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic hit the city

The latest closure of casinos in Macau could deal a heavy blow to the Chinese gambling mecca, where casino taxes account for more than 80 per cent of the local government’s revenue. Photo: Shutterstock
The latest closure of casinos in Macau could deal a heavy blow to the Chinese gambling mecca, where casino taxes account for more than 80 per cent of the local government’s revenue. Photo: Shutterstock
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