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The mix of authoritarianism and liberal capitalist economics has created the ideal environment for a gambling boom in the former Portuguese colony of Macau. Known as the Las Vegas of Asia, in recent years more and more American-style casinos and hotels have been built. A replica of the Venetian Hotel, the famous hotel in Las Vegas, is currently under construction.

The mix of authoritarianism and liberal capitalist economics has created the ideal environment for a gambling boom in the former Portuguese colony of Macau. Known as the Las Vegas of Asia, in recent years more and more American-style casinos and hotels have been built. A replica of the Venetian Hotel, the famous hotel in Las Vegas, is currently under construction.