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Macau casino profits set for surge toward pre-crackdown high

VIP gamers expected to be the biggest driver, but a flood of leisure tourists also likely to pour in

The Casino Grand Lisboa, operated by Hong Kong's SJM Holdings, in Macau. The last entrant on Cotai, SJM has been the biggest market share loser in recent years and could drop further behind in 2018.


MACAU, the world's largest gambling hub, is on its way to seeing casino profits surge toward highs set before a Chinese government corruption crackdown drove wealthy high-rollers away.

More than two years after the Chinese restrictions sent...