How Macau Became the World's Gambling Capital

  • Published on Jul 31, 2019
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  • Builder101's Loopy Life

    July 31st: "With minimal interference from Beijing.

    November 21st: *Winnie the Pooh needs to die! Revolution of our times! Stand with Hong Kong, fight for freedom!*

  • Fat_Whales.
    Fat_Whales. 4 hours ago

    It’s funny cuz everything in Macau is just a copy cat on Las Vegas

  • bobby wright
    bobby wright 5 hours ago


  • Droiz
    Droiz 12 hours ago

    "World's Gambling Capital"
    Isn't that Las Vegas?

    LUCAS LIRA 15 hours ago

    5:07 " i dont speak brazilian "????? There is no such thing like brazilian language, because in Brazil, the Portuguese is the official language, and, i really dont know why you even mention Brazil in this case, because Macau belongs to Portugal until the year of 1999, yeah, that means only 20 years ago!!!

  • hafizuddin hanafiah
    hafizuddin hanafiah 23 hours ago

    Apa gunanya sebab duit x berkat.

  • Christianah Ade
    Christianah Ade 2 days ago

    First "dashlane", "dashlane", "dashlane", now it's fricking BRILLIANT!!!

  • TheAo0402
    TheAo0402 2 days ago

    0:55 ah yes , a lot of crazy PoPo there , just like 4 years ago in Hong Kong

  • hey there
    hey there 6 days ago +1

    0:45 "minimal interfernace from Beijing"
    *swears in chinese*
    its all protests here because of them Beijing scums
    0:54 ah.

  • [Vitz!]
    [Vitz!] 7 days ago

    >Gambling is prohibited in Japan.
    >People find loopholes like gacha and pachinko regardless and have been exploiting said loopholes for years.
    Congratulations on being incompetent, Japan.

  • GTWorldzHD
    GTWorldzHD 9 days ago +1

    No, Portugal didn’t need Macau and has always wanted to give it back since the 1970s.

  • Kami Chan
    Kami Chan 11 days ago

    "minimal interference from beijing" sounds so wrong to me lol

    • GTWorldzHD
      GTWorldzHD 9 days ago

      Kami Chan So you are a pro-Hong Konger

  • thnktank1
    thnktank1 15 days ago

    I don't gamble but I'd love to go to Macau and see the casinos!

  • António Melo
    António Melo 19 days ago

    Am I a joke to you? 5:06

  • Kenjou Lirt
    Kenjou Lirt 20 days ago

    5:07 Tourism and Entertainment Company of Macau Limited.

  • Luis Alberto Pérez Nájera

    There's no excuse for wrong pronunciation, you have google translate... lazy TheXvid creators.

  • NetherTaker
    NetherTaker 25 days ago


  • Birb Boi
    Birb Boi 27 days ago

    Honestly, I clicked on this video just so I could maybe see some comments on Hong Kong even though this is Macau.

  • johnny chang
    johnny chang 28 days ago

    5:04 It's not Brazilian but Portuguese the language, my dear Lore ;)

    BOIZADAS Month ago

    What a moron, "I dont speak brazilian"....well last time he spoke about Portugal I unsubscribed, looks like I really dont need this asshole in my feed. Bye bye paspalho

  • Marcos Guerra
    Marcos Guerra Month ago

    This guy speaks American 😂

  • Gerard Di Cairano
    Gerard Di Cairano Month ago

    2047, huh? China's a bit early on that one.

  • Ur mom gay龘
    Ur mom gay龘 Month ago

    IDK, I just get triggered every time you mentioned to the Mainland as the People's Republic of China but keep referring to the Republic of China as Taiwan. Ya know, the Republic of China doesn't just include Taiwan like what 空心蔡 and her dogs are saying

  • Gluteus Maximus
    Gluteus Maximus Month ago +2

    Fuck china

  • My Username is Pointlessly Long and Intimidating

    I don't know if it's spelt Macao or Macau ahhhhhhh.

  • OhSnappityPH
    OhSnappityPH Month ago

    i went to macau a few years ago on a family trip and our tour guide just summed up the city for us: "No money, no honey."

  • O S Raikar
    O S Raikar Month ago

    8:20 Basically, We can Learn gambling on Brilliant

  • Jasper L. Ferini
    Jasper L. Ferini Month ago

    The Las Vegas if the world

    Poor Reno...

  • Brad Burczyk
    Brad Burczyk Month ago

    Vegas is better!

  • L. Hollanda
    L. Hollanda Month ago

    I didn’t know Japan respected Macau during the WW2 because it was a Portuguese territory, quite interesting!

  • Narajan Husic
    Narajan Husic Month ago

    There istn't as much gambling as in ex-yugoslavian countries, especially Bosnia followed by Serbia

  • TheSaidame
    TheSaidame Month ago +1

    "I don't speak Brazillian very well" That´ s deeply offensive --" I can´t speak American as well xd

  • Taxa Paga
    Taxa Paga Month ago +1

    Brazilian ain't even a language lol

  • NightWi5h
    NightWi5h Month ago

    "With minimal interference from Beijing"
    I just choked on my dinner.

  • Aram Reich
    Aram Reich Month ago +1

    PLEASE! I'm actually dying to know the name of the song! someone please tell me! its fire

  • Rapha GaOli
    Rapha GaOli Month ago

    "I don't speak Brazilian very well"
    Laughs in Brazilian

  • Madara Dalton
    Madara Dalton Month ago +1

    5:07 The source of this joke is the various foreigners while vlogging about Brazil or a Brazilian theme, often says: "I don't speak Brazilian very well" 💁🏻‍♂️

  • victor albres
    victor albres Month ago

    Brazilian 🇧🇷❤️

  • ElectricChaplain
    ElectricChaplain Month ago

    Oceans 14 in Macau?

  • Eugene Ng
    Eugene Ng Month ago

    You don't get your passport stamped when going through customs between the Mainland and the SAR territories. They leave a slip instead

  • Pentazer
    Pentazer Month ago +2

    Hong Kong "Minimal interference from Beijing" Uhhhhh.... yeah, ABOUT THAT.

  • Action Jackson
    Action Jackson Month ago

    What about Las Vegas I

  • walt wayman
    walt wayman Month ago

    Who's captioning this? Some dum fvck. What's McColl dum fvck? Try Macau.

  • M Lau
    M Lau 2 months ago +3

    One country two systems works fine in Macau, but not in Hong Kong, I wonder why?🤔

  • Dude Dye Gamer
    Dude Dye Gamer 2 months ago


  • Bassoon Lim
    Bassoon Lim 2 months ago

    What do you call a swimming cow?

    A mercow.

  • Luís Almeida
    Luís Almeida 2 months ago

    Hum... hurtful Brazilian-Portuguese joke... I thought you Canadians were nicer.

  • Eric Cardona
    Eric Cardona 2 months ago

    The Grand Prix is pretty sick too

  • Just4Kixs
    Just4Kixs 2 months ago

    He's 100% correct.
    He doesn't speak Brazilian, but he does speak Macanese or at least, East Timorese!!
    You definitely won't hear Brazilian spoken in this side of the world !

  • infinitecanadian
    infinitecanadian 2 months ago

    I can tell you that the Chinese with their superstitious view of luck LOVE gambling. They fill the casinos to bursting here in British Columbia, Canada.

  • Scorpio Snake
    Scorpio Snake 2 months ago +2

    Wife : Where are you going ?
    Husband : To Gamble , so that our Govt gets more taxes and can fund more development projects .

  • RH Disc Golf
    RH Disc Golf 2 months ago +1

    0:13 Damn that made me feel small

  • Basit Saliu
    Basit Saliu 2 months ago

    All Hail China

  • KR Kayah
    KR Kayah 2 months ago

    This is how European country are so Far Better and Richer

  • António Luís Silva
    António Luís Silva 2 months ago +1

    A shame that a smart person like you doesn't know that Brazilian isn't a language, and you don't know the difference between Brazilian portuguese and European portuguese (the "real" portuguese). In Brazil they speak Brazilian portuguese. In Portugal we speak portuguese (hence the name). So, please, don't ever mess that up. I'm a bit disappointed with that mistake...

    • Jesse Artz
      Jesse Artz 2 months ago

      António Luís Silva r/woooosh

    • António Luís Silva
      António Luís Silva 2 months ago

      Grayson Wu no because that’s not a language, nor it’s a country.

    • Grayson Wu
      Grayson Wu 2 months ago

      Do you speak American?

  • Jaques Lacan
    Jaques Lacan 2 months ago +1

    i am from macau

  • Jesus Is Everything
    Jesus Is Everything 2 months ago

    Macau: I'm the greatest gambling city in the world
    Las vegas: Am I a joke to you?

  • Nick Chang
    Nick Chang 2 months ago +9

    Actually, China didn't force Portugal to return Macau. In the 1970s, there was a regime change in Portugal and the Portuguese Colonial War ends. The new Portugal govt intended to return Macau to China, whereas China was during the cultural revolution and had no mood to regain control of Macau.

  • Fei Han
    Fei Han 2 months ago

    Right now, China is planning to united Macau, Shenzen and Hongkong with a government that allows people to vote for a new mayor over that area at the end of the agreement. Gambling brings so much money to that place so I don't think China will ever give up on that.

  • Rahim LaQuica
    Rahim LaQuica 2 months ago +1

    Their whole economy is based on a complete scam to which millions fall for.
    I would like you to show me the statistics of bankruptcy and suicides there as well.