Macao on winning streak
Gambling revenue surged last year for the ex-Portugese colony and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China
Macao comprises less than half a million people, and depends on gambling and tourism for its revenue, but judging by the latest data from the government, the small island – accessible by ferry from Hong Kong – is to continue growing throughout 2012.
It's good news for the former Portuguese colony, which derives nearly all its revenue from gambling (all data in Macao's currency the patacas):
It makes interesting reading because, in May, this notable chart from The Economist revealed the growth in Asia's gambling industry:
Even then, it was noted in the same article that:
However, this could change for Macao this year.