Casino Tourism, Asia & Pacific

The casino and the tourist industries have developed in an ever closer relationship, especially in the area of Asia and the Pacific, where gambling is increasingly being legalized following American models. While the main motive behind legalization has been economic stimulation and tourism development, those are not automatically achieved by casino development. However, improved gaming facilities can boost tourism, which in turn benefits the gaming industry, which then can benefit an entire area. Different models of furthering this relationship have been developed. Both the tourism and the gambling industry have taken note of various models and are developing them according to the Asia and Pacific situation.

Other Asian countries are adopting the strategies developed by Macau and Singapore for casino development, starting with the legalization of ...

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