The saga of Macau, from September issue of the Atlantic, now online here. (Subscribers only. I've said it before, I'll say it again: subscribe!)
Slide show for one and all here. Main regret: that I wasn't allowed to take pictures on the gambling floor of any of the casinos -- tried once and was hustled out. On the other hand, I was allowed, even encouraged, to take one of the tasteful lineup of greeter girls just inside the main door of the locally-owned Star World casino.
And I can't wait until the "Prague Harbour View" hotel opens, perhaps to be followed by the "Miami Mountain Top" resort:
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James Fallows is a staff writer for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which has been a New York Times best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.