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Macau: from colonial backwater to global gaming hub

Ten years ago Venetian Macao founder Sheldon Adelson, then a Las Vegas B-lister, took a high-risk, high-stakes punt on what he himself described as a crime-infested "seedy backwater"

August 29, 2017 4:51 PM (UTC+8)
An old town street in a historic section of global gaming hub Macau. Macau was inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage List in 2005. Photo: iStock/Getty Images
An old town street in a historic section of global gaming hub Macau. Macau was inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage List in 2005. Photo: iStock/Getty Images
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