Most people think Las Vegas is the capital of the casino world.
Casino revenues in Macau, the semi-autonomous administrative region of China, surpassed those of Vegas years ago. It benefits from the fact that gambling is illegal in China, but the Chinese love to gamble — so they go to Macau.
And Macau, like Vegas, has gone through an epic construction boom, according to this great story from The New Yorker. Some of them are eye-poppingly awesome. Take a look.
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