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My Name is Mario and in this week's we are in Macau the capital of gambling China and if you cannot believe that only the last year revenue for Makau was fifty-seven point 1 billion dollars Las Vegas 6 and 1/2 which is nothing compared to this so the challenge today well we're gonna take 1,000 Hong Kong dollars and we're gonna spend on gambling so we're gonna go to five different casinos and we're gonna spend 200 Hong Kong dollars in each casino and to make sure we're responsible with gambling, because this is really important we only gonna spend those 200 Hong Kong dollars and we're not gonna spend any money that we win if we of course win anything so are you ready because I am ready as never before so excited so let's go to number 5 on our list: Galaxy casino and Before let's enjoy the diamond show Wow so excited Its just about to start the show, the diamond show in the area of the galaxy casino so let's enjoy the show okay so we just been inside the casino and we tried to play roulette and fruit machine and just to remind you this is the first time ever for myself in the casino so I had to learn the rules first and we spent 100 Hong Kong dollars on roulette and 100 Hong Kong dollars on food machine and guess what? We won it how much is one thousand seventy nine point nine Hong Kong dollars out of two hundred Hong Kong dollars so happy days first time lucky I guess right? you can see how amazing is it this is the view from the Ritz hotel from the 51st floor so I would definitely recommend to come here for coffee like a cocktail or a drink let's go to the next one so far so good Number four on the list is Parisian casino so well in not in Paris you feel like you are in Paris but in fact you are in Macau. Parisian casino was built in 2016 so just recently and the Eiffel Tower is approximately half of the size of the original Eiffel Tower and looks like every 10-15 minutes there is a light and music show on the Eiffel Tower so also if you really want to enjoy the view from the higher deck you can go on the 7th or 37 floor so I'm so excited to go inside the casino to have a bit of the gambling so same rule apply $200 HOng Kong Dollars in this casino only spend those $200 if I win anything I keep the money I not spending them so let's go and see if we can win anything or just have fun We have been into the Parisian casino and the deal was to spend 200 HK$ that's how much we put in. And listen to that, we have won it 213.7 HK$ So we are up 13.7 HK$, which is just about 1euro but it's all about fun right so let's go to the next one Number three on the list is Venetian Casino this is the biggest casino in the world you cannot say that you visited Macau if you haven't visited this, so we are inside the shopping center of Venetian and you can see actually the lake we We are on the second floor in the shopping center and they managed made a fake lake in the middle of shopping center and do you even have a gondola. it's after 10:00 p.m. already so you can actually have a go on the gondola and when you look on the ceiling it looks like is a daytime but again this is a fake sky it's not real days, there is like 3rd, 4th, 5th and even six floors in the shopping center so you cannot actually say whether is a daytime or nighttime right now We just finish spending time in that Venetian Casino we put in $200 HK$ and we managed to win in total two hundred fifty five point eight I think as far as I can remember yeah about that two hundred fifty five point eight so we spend hundred thousand dollars for roulette and we lost everything and then another hundred HK dollars for fruit machine and we actually WON all the money on this one so well done Number two on the list is Wynn Palace casino and look at this cable car that goes around the lake that is on the front of the palace this is so cool so the same rule apply two hundred dollars we only gonna spend money out of this 200 Hong Kong dollars and anything we win we're gonna keep it to see if we can actually win oh just actually have fun and lost all money Each casino have something different and this one have a cable car that take you around the lake and it's free which is absolutely amazing so before we go to the casino we try one of this but so far we visit three casinos and we always managed to actually get more out of the casinos that to live there so let's carry on let's go inside the casino so exited okay well what we can say you not always win so we put in 200 Hong Kong dollars and we managed to take out eighty six point seven HK dollars so we lost just over one hundred ten thousand dollars but oh well it's all about fun right look at that this is fun. So that's it for today we is social in the casinos we lost you lost track of time and that's what's happened is 25 past midnight we've got one more casino to do bad I think it's gonna have to wait till tomorrow all right And finally number one on the list is Grand Lisboa - such a beautiful building it's actually looks like lotus flower looks like a lotus flower and it's amazing it's got a height of 258 meters and it was opened in 2007 so I actually so excited to go inside and have a bit of gamble and bit of fun and see if we can win something oh maybe just have fun so let's go same rule apply 200 HK$ no more than that anything we win we keep it right see you up there. We're going to discover a bit of a Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino this building looks absolutely amazing look around just look on the ceiling and oh by the way the casino is on four different letters or even five so there is -1. groudn one two three we've been on the fourth one and on the fifth one is a restaurant its crazy busy here so we just finished a grand lisboa casino and guess what this time we managed to win it four hundred sixty four point seven HK dollars out of two hundred so that's the profit of two hundred sixty four point seven well done to us right so this time we make a loss on truth machine and all the profits we make on the roulette this one very important tip so if you arrive here by the plane free shutter bus to the casino so you can get to Grand Lisboa for free to Venetian, Parisian That's it for today. In total total we visited five different casinos and before we tell you how bad or how good we did well it's actually time to say a bit of information about Macau so there 41 casinos in the whole Macau as per data from 2018 which means this is only our our top five list so there's plenty to discover if you've got time and money please feel free to do that so let's go to our list so the first casino we visit was galaxy casino and over there we've done amazing profit of eight hundred seventy nine point nine Hong Kong dollars so that was the best out of five casinos actually made it and then number four this Parisian casino so over there we made a profit of 13.7 Hong Kong dollar so not too bad it's all about fun number three is Venetian Casino and over there we also made a profit so 55.8 Hong Kong dollars over there not too bad and then we went to number two is Wynn casino and over there is a win we haven't won anything we actually lost hundreds twelve point three Hong Kong dollars we lost oh well you not always win right so this was the case this time and number one we went to Grand Lisboa which is over there so the Grand Lisboa we made a profit of two hundred sixty four point seven Hong Kong dollars over there so not too bad so in total we made the profit of 1,118.8 Hong Kong dollars and if we exchange that to Euro that give us a profit of one hundred twenty nine point forty nine euro happy days so we just made money well we can party now right? time to leave Macau, these tiny streets and tiny colorful houses so that's it for today we hope you enjoyed this program we hope you enjoyed a little challenge please remember to be responsible when gambling and please also make sure you like subscribe and hit the Bell button to don't miss any new uploads also please follow us on Instagram at 22 Seconds Travels thanks for watching and goodbye from busy Macau good bye from China
In Zhuhai, a beautiful coastal city, residents have been in a state of water shortage since 2021. It rains and there is water, but the weather is fine and dry. In Hengqin New District. In the absence of tap water, some villagers use nearby mountain spring water for drinking. Since May, the village has been without tap water for several days due to the hot and dry weather. The authorities tried to use water trucks to solve this problem. From the early of Jun 1st, 2021, Zhuhai City received heavy rainstorms, thunderstorms, accompanied by short-term gales and hails. In Zhuhai, like many cities in China, networks of drainage pipes tend to be very low quality—most meet only 1980s standards. And once pipes have been built underground, they need regular maintenance and cleaning. Because of lack of maintenance, many outdated pipes are operating at less than half their original capability, Bureaucracy is another huge obstacle. A lot of government departments need to work together. But the leadership did not give clear instructions when distributing funds, so all these different departments have to spend time going through to gain approval before they can implement projects. This is a poor suburban area of Zhuhai, you may think this is why the flood is so bad, let me take you to the main city area. In the city center, it just as bad, if not worse. Flooding everywhere. Other places in Asia—including Japan, Taiwan, or stone throw away Hong Kong and Macau, experienced similar or worse weather, yet saw zero or few casualties. Much of the death and destruction could have been avoided in mainland China if government funds allocated years ago to update drainage systems nationwide had actually been used to layout new pipes. Instead, various government departments in municipalities across the country have failed to move past bureaucratic hurdles. Drainage renewal work has yet to begin in many places. Despite the efforts of the central government, China is unique in that it is difficult to implement a comprehensive approach to improve these services. It is very important to understand the highly localized nature of governance within and between cities. It should also be blamed on the local government's obsession with short-term, GDP-oriented methods. Oh My God, look at this relatively new road, it just suddenly collapsed after heavy rain! I'm speechless. They all speechless. Locals call it a "Tofu Dregs Project"! "Tofu Dregs Project" is a phrase used in Mainland China to describe a poorly constructed building work. Look, there are many BMW, Mercedes, Tesla... oh look, a Porsche is flashing its light - calling us. The good news for the kids - all schools and kindergartens in the city will be closed for one day. After the flood, one of the biggest losers will be insurance companies. Now all roads are like rivers, with many vehicles stranded. The three drivers have been here for two days, waiting for the authorities to help them remove the trucks from the flooded water under the bridge. The weather forecast is more rain. The crit of the "Dragon Boat Water (rain between May and June) made Zhuhai plunge into the ocean before dawn. Warning early sections will be flooded and impassable. The city's public transportation is suspended. The whole city is on a rescue mission. Short-term heavy rainfall caused large-scale landslides and road damage in many areas. The timely arrival and no complaints of rescue workers made the city more heartwarming and moving. This is Macau, stone-throw away Zhuhai. The Bureau of Meteorology and Geophysics (SMG) issued a black rainstorm warning early on the same day (June 01, 2021). "Black" is the highest warning. After the city’s accumulated rainfall reached 320 mm, traffic was affected and flooding occurred in low-lying areas. In fact, the rainfall in Macau is more than that in Zhuhai, China, but the drainage system is much better than that in Zhuhai, so the floods are not that serious. Also, it was not a high tide, and the stagnant water could recede more quickly. About five to six typhoons are expected in this year’s typhoon season and authorities are making every necessary effort to protect lives and property. They have carried out a typhoon drill already. This is Hong Kong. About half an hour drive from Zhuhai. Hong Kong just recorded the highest temperature in May. It has been raining every day since June 1, 2021. It is the monsoon & typhoon season in Hong Kong. The first storm alert of the year to hit the ‘red’ level on the Observatory’s scale arrived at 5.15pm on Jun 1, 2021, then was lowered to Amber an hour later. Hong Kong's drainage system is much better. Although it receives almost the same amount of water as Zhuhai, local flooding has not occurred yet. However, the typhoon season has already begun. I want to show you some old footage of the typhoon in Hong Kong to share with you the scene when the typhoon hit Hong Kong. Watch-out! Old My God! The car is finished HELP! Sheraton Hotel Dameisha, Shenzhen Harbour view of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong East waterfront of Hong Kong Heng Fa Chuen There are some stupid people who like floods and storms like me. Thank you for watching! Please subscribe to my Youtube channel if you have not already. Click the notification bell to receive notification of my new video. Also, click the "Like" if you like this video. Do not forget to share this video with your friends. Bye Bye!
This might look like Las Vegas but it's far from it. This small peninsula of land is China's answer to Sin City. And with gaming revenue that's five times that of the Las Vegas Strip, it's become one of the wealthiest places on earth. Macau is rich and it's only getting richer with the International Monetary Fund tipping it to surpass Qatar as the wealthiest place on earth by 2020. So how did it get so rich? One word - gambling. Macau is located off the southern coast of China about 40 miles from Hong Kong. And its gaming history can be traced back all the way to the 16th century. Macau is a former Portuguese colony and when its role as a trading port began to fall behind Hong Kong, the Portuguese government decided to legalize gambling in 1847 to give it an edge. It remained under Portuguese control until 1999 when it was formally handed over back to China. And while it's technically part of China, it's known as a special administrative region which means it has its own rules and economic freedoms. Casinos and pool betting are illegal throughout China but not Macau, which is why it's become a hot spot for China's high rollers. Macau quickly grew as a gambling hub. In 2003, the number of visitors from mainland China began to surge as travel restrictions loosened and hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens were lifted out of poverty. And Macau's gaming revenue and GDP thrived along with it. There's not a lot of land here in Macau and yet it has a population of about 650,000 making it one of the most densely populated places on earth. Its small population relative to its economy means its GDP per capita is high. By 2020, Macau's GDP will reach around $143,000 per person. Compare that with Qatar, which is projected to be $139,000, followed by Luxembourg at $118,000. Vegas is big. Macau tries to be bigger. This is the Venetian, it's twice the size of its sister casino in Las Vegas and it's the largest casino resort in the world. The gaming industry here in Macau has brought in more money than Las Vegas for the past 10 years now. In fact, the majority of profits for both the Vegas-based Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts come from Macau. In 2017, Macau accounted for 53% of adjusted earnings for Las Vegas Sands and 71% for Wynn Resorts. It hasn't always been fun and games though. Gaming revenue reached $45 billion in 2013. That was its peak. Then Beijing began cracking down on corruption. Since coming to power, China's President Xi Jinping has punished more that 1.5 million Communist Party government officials for corruption. Along with reining in corruption in business and among private sector billionaires. That crackdown meant less money would flow through its gambling capital. Casinos here experienced more than two years of gross gaming revenue declines. The industry began to pick up at the end of 2016 and in 2017 it increased its gaming revenue for the first time since its peak. China's slowing growth and uncertainty around the U.S.-China trade war has also placed some question marks around Macau's rebound. Critics also point to the wealthy area's rising income inequality and poverty. The government says just 2.3% of its population is living in poverty. But other reports estimate it's about 10%. Now, Macau is hoping to diversify its revenues beyond gaming by taking after Vegas and upping its entertainment offerings. Non-gaming in Macau accounts for just 12% of its total revenue. In Las Vegas that's 65 percent. It's upping its offerings by bringing in the likes of Celine Dion and Bruno Mars to perform, as well as increasing the types of dining options. But whether it can actually move beyond its gaming fortunes to become an entertainment hub for China remains to be seen. Until then, its gaming revenues might just be enough to propel it to be the richest place on earth. Hey guys, it's Uptin! Thanks for watching. For more of our videos check out, "What does Qatar own around the world?" here. And, "Why is Dubai so rich?" here. We're also taking suggestions for future CNBC Explains, so leave your comments in the section below and while you're at it subscribe to our channel.