Australia bets on casinos to draw Asian tourists

Queensland wants to license three new multibillion dollar casino resorts to attract Chinese tourists and revive its economy hit hard by declining mining export earnings. Not everyone is convinced integrated resorts in Australia’s sunshine state will be a smart play.

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