Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Macau is the world's top casino market, and Casino Lisboa is one of the most well known casinos in the city. Credit: Sean Pavone, Shutterstock In this week’s cover story, we introduce readers to NagaWorld, a casino complex in Cambodia that is booming thanks to Chinese gamblers. And it’s not the only one; since casino gambling is illegal in mainland China, casino developments in a number of China’s border countries are all vying for Chinese clientele. Covid-19 has caused many brick-and-mortar casinos to temporarily close, but a few countries, like the Philippines, have also seen a rapid expansion in offshore gaming operators running online gaming services and live streaming casinos catering to Chinese players. Some are set to resume partial operations as early as this month according to announcements by Philippines gaming authority PAGCOR. In the Big Picture, we show where Chinese citizens go to gamble, and which casinos are the biggest players in the industry. Where Chinese Players Go to Gamble Several Asian countries have legalized gambling in the past ten to twenty years, sometimes after decades or centurSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.