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The Impact of the Gaming Liberalisation on Public Opinion and Political Culture
Newman M. K. Lam1; Ian Scott2
2011
Source PublicationGaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao
Author of SourceN. Lam, I. Scott
Publication PlaceHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Pages37-54
Abstract

The small city of Macao — formerly a Portuguese colony, now a Special Administrative Region of China — liberalised its gaming industry in 2002. Since then a score of new casinos have been built and millions of gamblers have flooded in from mainland China. Per capita income has more than doubled in five years and the gaming operators have outstripped their Las Vegas counterparts in revenue and profits. But rapid economic growth has also brought social and political problems. In this structured survey of modern Macao, 15 experts examine the effects of massive foreign investment, the problems of governance, and increasing public policy challenges in a time of rapid change and potential social instability. They also discuss the efficacy or otherwise of measures to address economic hardship, social dislocation and political change over the past decade. Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macau will be of interest to anyone concerned with the gaming industry and its uses in strategies for economic growth. For those who want to know more about Macao than its gaming tables and neon lights, the book will provide a range of interpretations of the way in which the city is developing.

Language英语
ISBN9789888053827
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Document TypeBook chapter
CollectionFaculty of Social Sciences
Affiliation1.Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau
2.City University of Hong Kong
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Newman M. K. Lam,Ian Scott. The Impact of the Gaming Liberalisation on Public Opinion and Political Culture. Hong Kong:Hong Kong University Press,2011:37-54.
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