Big New Bets
There's a Drive to Build New Gambling Hot Spots in East and Southeast Asia
Asia's major gambling destinations are multiplying beyond Macau and Singapore. In December (2016), Japan legalized casinos for the first time, spurring potentially billions of dollars in project investments. Legislation in Vietnam went into effect in March (2017) that, for the first time, allows locals, with some stipulations, to gamble in the country. In those countries and beyond, sponsors are placing big bets on gambling projects.