Giant Macao Casinos Dwarf Those in Vegas

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Giant Macao Casinos Dwarf Those in Vegas

By Manuel Baigorri

The economic crisis is taking its toll on the casino and entertainment industry, as the world's biggest casinos have for the last year struggled to keep their gaming machines and tables humming. Macao, the former Portuguese colony on the south China coast, has felt the impact of the slowdown but now the Chinese economy is reviving, providing hope to owners of the world's two biggest gambling palaces, the Venetian Macao and the brand-new City of Dreams. While those resorts get most of the attention, Macao is now home to five of the world's 10 largest casinos. Tops in the U.S. is Foxwoods, in Connecticut. For more on the 20 biggest casinos (according to data provided by Newton Centre (Mass.)-based Casino City), read on.