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Gambling : Bruce Peck Adventures

The Monte Carlo of the Orient

The Venetian Macau. Ten years ago, with the exception of a riverboat and one run-down casino, gambling essentially didn’t exist in Macau. But following Portugal’s return of Macau to China in 1999 the law granting gambling rights to only one family was repealed allowing competition. That caused a gambling explosion and in 2007 Macau surpassed Las Vegas in gaming revenue. It is now home to the largest casino in the world, also the worlds... Read More

Off To The Races @ Happy Valley

A Wednesday night in Hong Kong saw us at Happy Valley racetrack. The track is lit by floodlights and is smack-dab in the middle of the city, on an island where space is at a premium. The setting is incredible and makes for an amazing backdrop to an evening. On one side of the track sits a massive four-story grandstand that holds 80,000 people and on the other side are tons of sky-scrapers silently watching. The backdrop. It was built in 1845 by... Read More