No, the various distance and travel barriers and Special Administrative Zones are very much desired.Quote: pacomartin
You would think that the Chinese would consider opening another gaming center near the mega cities of Beijing or Shanghai.
(And does he even realize that there's no such thing as "curried garlic"? Lol.)
Are you joking???? I mix garlic and curry in many stirfry dishes, it calls for it in the recipe. Do you even know how to cook? What do you think that smell coming from Indian restaurants is? Italian meal balls?
I was in Hong Kong last week and took a day trip to Macau. So about $120 of that $2.1 billion was from me. Was worth the experience.
I saw one baccarat table at the Wynn where the posted limits were $5000 to $500,000 HKD. This was a table that was out in the open (visible from the main floor) on a Monday afternoon, and I wasn't explicitly scouring the whole place for the highest table I could find. So I'm sure they go even higher.
I think the only reasons American citizens would regularly travel to Asia to gamble are (1) they are of recent Asian descent and/or have strong business or family connections there and (2) they really, really like baccarat. Also, Americans would have to have some way to get around the US cash reporting laws, such as a bank account in Hong Kong the IRS can't trace. Furthermore, Macau has more gambling revenue, but the entire tourist industry seems much more developed in Vegas, and certainly much more geared to American tastes in Vegas.
And just because you mix garlic and curry in a stir-fry doesn't mean that the dish is called "curried garlic". .