Macau losing big bet on Chinese tourists

March visitor arrivals in Macau fell 13.5 percent, including a 17% decline in arrivals from mainland China. Macau increasingly relies on mainland China tourists, but the March numbers plus 11 straight months of falling casino revenue highlight the perils of that choice.

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