Macau casinos roll toward a losing year

November produced the lowest revenue for Macau casinos since September 2012, down nearly 20% from last year. After six straight months of year-on-year falls, the world’s gaming capital is heading for its first annual decline in casino revenue since the end of its gaming monopoly in 2004, with little hope for a rebound until the middle of next year.

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