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Macau casinos jump on report of possible support from China

Liaison office head says govt studying how to boost the city's tourism and other measures

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TOUGH BET: The casino industry was impacted last month when Macau's junket operators - who bring in high-stakes bettors from China - were affected by a reported theft at Dore Entertainment.

Hong Kong

MACAU casino operators spiked after monthly gaming revenue in the world's largest gambling hub fell in line with forecasts, and on speculation that China may move to support the city's economy.

Gross gaming revenue fell by a third in September,  a 16th straight month of