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PostSubject: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:11 pm

Read the Wikipedia article on gambling in Macau: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambling_in_Macau


Read all sections above the table entitled "List of Casinos in Macau" and read the very last section at the bottom of the page entitled "Gambling and society."



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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:50 pm

I didnt know that in 1847, gambling in Macau was legalized and that the first casino monopoly was granted in 1937. Also that the license was extended in 1986 for another 15 years but expired at the end of 2001 and today, there are 16 casinos operated by the STDM. The opening of the Sands Macau ushered in the new era too!!! Im not really familiar with this place called Macau but it kinda sounds interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:53 pm

WOW! I never new that macau meant gambling wow i guess you really do learn something everyday hmm?
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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:10 pm

Gambiling in Macau has played an important role in the country's economic system. It now brings in over 40% of the government's revenue. Also according to statics it makes up 70% of the government income. It was legalized in 1847 but as a result of a conservative government the economic potential wasn't fully exploited.
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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:28 pm

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Gambling there has been a good thing at times. It brings a lot of tourists and brings in money. But it can also be a big risk. They have had a problem with the Chinese Gangsters that come and rob the peolpe for their playing money and other valuable things.

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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:51 pm

Basketball The history of gambling in Macau is interesting. Gambling in Macau was legalized in 1847. Also paying rent to the government was established (this included 200 gambling houses that were required to pay rent).
Here are some other events in the history of gambling:


  • The first casino monopoly concession was granted to the Tai Xing Company in 1937.
    (The company was, however, too conservative to fully exploit the
    economic potential of gambling).

  • The industry saw a major breakthrough
    in 1962

  • The STDM introduced western-style games and modernized the marine
    transport between Macau and Hong Kong,

  • (this event follows the previous one)The license was extended in 1986 for another 15 years but expired at the end of 2001.
  • In 2002, the Macau government ended the monopoly system and 3 casino operating concessions
Gambling in Macau plays an important role in the economy of the city. Many tourists enjoy gambling in Macau. bounce
As you can see Macau is country (I think it is a country) where manys improvements have occured in the past several decades. No
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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:39 pm

I think it is amazing how gambling has been legal there for over 150 years. It sounds like there are a lot of Chinese people there since there are mostly Chinese casinos. Their gambling games sound like ours with casino games, horse racing and greyhound racing. I think that they are pretty low-tech if they don't have online gambling.
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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:52 pm

Thats cool that they made gambling houses all have the same name (fatan houses). I think it is weird how they made the fatan houses pay government rent because the government doesnt own the buildings. Also i wonder why the Tai Xing company didnt want to advertise, that would bring in more people to their fatan house. It as good that finally someone made transportation more efficent to the fatan houses because im sure alot of people wanted to gamble but didnt want to travel far to get their so I'm sure that they got plenty of customers when that happened.



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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:53 pm

Thats cool that they made gambling houses all have the same name (fatan houses). I think it is weird how they made the fatan houses pay government rent because the government doesnt own the buildings. Also i wonder why the Tai Xing company didnt want to advertise, that would bring in more people to their fatan house. It as good that finally someone made transportation more efficent to the fatan houses because im sure alot of people wanted to gamble but didnt want to travel far to get their so I'm sure that they got plenty of customers when that happened.


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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:08 pm

Gambeling in Macau is a huge part of the cities economy. And it also has alot of history behind it. Gambeling has been legalized since 1850 and was only played with chinese games. Now it has grown. It has become a huge part of their culture, a sort of asian las vegas. They now play gambel with not only chinese games, but hoarses and dogs as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:26 pm

Gambling in Macau actually plays a big roll. It says, that it makes a very important social impact on the local area. It attracts citizens such as, Chinese gangsters whose deadly battles over the fortunes to be made from racketeering and extortion in the territory are a continuing problem. That is the roll that gambling makes in Macau.




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PostSubject: Role and history   Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:30 pm

There are certainly a lot of roles that gambling plays in Macau. For one, gambling serves as a fun leisure activity for tourists, while many locals do not enjoy it, although gambling is a significant part of its economy. There are also three categories of gambling here. Horse racing, casino games, and greyhound racing.
Gambling in Macau was first legalized in 1847. It is also reported that over 200 gambling houses had to be in use to pay the government taxes! That is A LOT of gambling houses! Can you imagine?
I really enjoyed this article because i never even knew Macau existed and now i know all about there gambling history and much more!
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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:51 pm

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Chinese Casino games were called fantan. I think thatís really cool because itís unlike anything that we have today. Itís really cool that several tourists (not from Macau) like gambling in a different area. I like that the STDM ďintroduced western-style games and modernized the marine transport between Macau and Hong Kong. Even if it was for money. In Macau, there are still 16 casinos operated by the STDM. Iím glad that the monopoly played by the STDM was eliminated.
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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:00 pm

has been legal since the 1850s when the Portuguese government legalized the activity in the colony. Since then, Macau has become known worldwide as the "Monte Carlo of the Orient", and gambling has become a significant part of the city's economy. Until Western-style casino games were introduced in the 20th century, only Chinese games were played, the most popular being fantan. Now, with all the casinos built in the territory including a few number of new ones (some of them are Las Vegas giant companies) opening up soon, Macau is also known as the Asian Las Vegas.

Gambling in Macau plays an important role in the economy of the city. Many Hong Kong and mainland tourists like gambling there. Few local people in Macau visit casinos, though. Generally, gambling in Macau can be divided into three different categories: casino games, horse racing and greyhound racing. There is also sports betting and a number of lotteries. At the present time, Macau does not license online gaming operations.

Contents [hide]
1 History
2 Economic aspects
3 Gambling forms
3.1 Gaming policy
3.2 Casinos
3.3 Horse racing
3.4 Greyhound Racing
3.5 Gambling and society
4 See also
5 References




I thought that it was really cool that gambling in Macau was legalized in 1847 in attempt to generate revenues for the gov. Also, in the nineteenth century, the government introduced a licensing system for Chinese gambling houses. It was really interesting to learn that the first casino monopoly concession was granted to the Tai Xing Company in 1900ds. The company was too conservative to venture the potential of gambling. The government granted the STDM, the monopoly rights to all sorts of gambling. This introduced more western style games of gambeling. It was also really cool that this licensee ended only in 2001.

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PostSubject: Re: Assigment for April 29, 2008 - Games from other cultures 2   Thu May 01, 2008 11:39 am

I didnt know that the license was extended in 1986 for another 15 years and it expired at the end of 2001 and today, there are 16 casinos operated by the STDM. In 1847 gambling in Macau was legalized and that the first casino monopoly was granted in 1937. The opening of the Sands Macau ushered in the new era.
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