MORNING LINE: Chinese government focuses on Macau — and that’s trouble for Las Vegas

  It’s probably a natural occurrence, something to be expected. American reporters will tend to cover an international story from their side of the pond. And that’s how much of the coverage of the roller-coaster casino business in Macau has gone.

  It’s not a criticism, just a fact.

  The coverage of Macau coming from Asia isn’t centered on the prosperity of American casino companies, but on whether the casino colony will survive over the next 24 months. There’s a lot more emphasis on the steps the Chinese government has taken to tighten security, reduce corruption, track money laundering and halt “money flight” from the mainland to Macau.

  A short overview of what’s going on in Macau these days can be found at The