The Mangrove Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay, Hainan island, seen in 2013. The resort recently won a court case over its quasi-casino, which let players redeem winnings for accommodation, luxury goods, jewellery and artwork for sale at the resort. Photo: Reuters
The Mangrove Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay, Hainan island, seen in 2013. The resort recently won a court case over its quasi-casino, which let players redeem winnings for accommodation, luxury goods, jewellery and artwork for sale at the resort. Photo: Reuters
Tourism

Chinese resorts are quietly setting up baccarat tables in Hainan, and Macau may have reason to be nervous

At least five Chinese-owned resorts are laying the groundwork for quasi-casinos that would let players redeem winnings for goods and services, ahead of expected rule changes from Beijing

The Mangrove Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay, Hainan island, seen in 2013. The resort recently won a court case over its quasi-casino, which let players redeem winnings for accommodation, luxury goods, jewellery and artwork for sale at the resort. Photo: Reuters
The Mangrove Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay, Hainan island, seen in 2013. The resort recently won a court case over its quasi-casino, which let players redeem winnings for accommodation, luxury goods, jewellery and artwork for sale at the resort. Photo: Reuters
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