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Singapore and Macau Eclipse Everyone

Anyone who’s wondering whether Asian iGaming will take off should take a look at the staggering success of land-based casinos in Macau and Singapore. Macau’s growth has slowed a little lately, down to just $3 billion a month, but that’s still pretty impressive.

Over in Singapore, the city-state’s two legal, state-run casinos chalked up a whopping $900 million dollars in their nine months of operation. That’s more than all of the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip did over the same period. What’s more, Singapore casinos are primarily for foreigners, not locals.

Casinos in Macau and Singapore are aimed squarely at the whale market, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of opportunity left online. The Asian-Pacific population is very gaming-oriented and comfortable using the Internet. Combine these two factors and the Asian market is well worth keeping your eyes on.

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