Tag: China

Tycoon Stanley Ho retires: Macau’s ‘King of Gambling’

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho’s swashbuckling corporate deal-making style transformed Macau from a sleepy peninsula dotted with seedy, windowless gambling dens into the world’s biggest casino centre. One of Asia’s richest men, the flamboyant tycoon made his riches by smuggling luxury goods into China from Macau during World War II, before he secured the only…