Let The Games Begin
The Olympic torch may have been snuffed out, but for Macau casinos, the real game of extracting the money spent by Olympic tourists has just barely begun.
After years of planning for Beijing's moment in the spotlight, you can be damn sure that many business owners and other beneficiaries of Olympic tourist spending have got to be absolutely itching to hit the baccarat tables.
Postulation you say? Nope... I've got proof. Traffic to this site from addresses inside of China has tripled since the Olympics ended.
Perhaps this is a small sign that the casinos might be in for a boffo last half of Q3? Or will baccarat hungry gamblers hit 9s to the nines? Exciting!