It appears, as reported in the Irish casino news, that casinos can be good for Irish business even when the casinos are not located in Ireland. This refers to recent articles in the Irish casino news about the investment taking place in the former Portuguese colony of Macau which is now part of the Chinese territories and the only place where casinos are allowed in China; Hong Kong is the other Chinese territory where gambling is allowed but there are no casinos. In Macau however they are building the Asian competitor to the Las Vegas Strip which is known as the Cotai Strip where hotels, casinos and shopping centres will attract millions of new customers to the resort each year and Irish business could benefit if they get in quick according to Niall Sean Murray and to assist them a group of Irish business leaders has already set up the ICCM (Irish Chamber of Commerce of Macau). Mr Murray in the Irish casino news for saying that there are loads of opportunities in the hospitality trade as well as IT and of course gambling itself as well as other areas as he says “think of getting Irish linen into all those hotel rooms, think of the mini bars, that’s a lot of consumption of Irish whiskey”. There is no doubt that this development will be in the Irish casino news more than once during the development and what is also in no doubt is that the Chinese people love to gamble and will flock to the resort in increasing numbers; there are already an estimated 30 million visitors each year. Irish people have a lot of experience in the casino industry whether that be online casinos or land based casinos and indeed Mr Murray himself has been in the industry before so should be in a good position to help Irish business.