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Casino development and regulation in Asia: the experience of Macau and Singapore for Japan and other destinations

Hong Wai Ho (Centre for Gaming and Tourism Studies, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau, China)

Asian Education and Development Studies

ISSN: 2046-3162

Article publication date: 25 August 2020

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the casino development and regulation in Macau and Singapore. The paper also seeks to assess the potential for casino development in Asia, with a particular focus on the prospects of Japan's casino resorts.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews the gaming history, gaming/tourism policies and casino regulations of Macau and Singapore. The key aspects concerned with the casino development in Asia are also examined.

Findings

The paper identifies the fundamentals that have contributed to the prosperity of casino resorts in Macau and Singapore, as well as highlights the potential and challenges for the casino developments in Japan and other Asian destinations.

Research limitations/implications

A number of legal and tourism-related factors are identified to be the determinants of casino development. However, more research is needed to examine the political, economic and socio-cultural factors associated with casino gaming.

Practical implications

The paper, discussing the casino development and regulation in Macau and Singapore, provides practical implications for the design of gaming/tourism policy and casino control in Japan and other prospective gaming jurisdictions.

Originality/value

The paper contributes to the growing body of literature on the gaming law and casino development in Asia and provides insights for policymakers contemplating the adoption of casinos as a strategic policy for tourism development and economic growth.

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Citation

Ho, H.W. (2020), "Casino development and regulation in Asia: the experience of Macau and Singapore for Japan and other destinations", Asian Education and Development Studies, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEDS-02-2020-0032

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