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Concluding Notes

ByDesmond Lam

Records of gambling among the Chinese people can be traced back to early Chinese dynasties of a few thousand years ago. As the Chinese struggle to understand themselves, weighing the pros and cons of an enlarged Chinese gaming market, they are starting to understand the social ills of excessive gambling and are finding ways to contain them. The future of Chinese gambling is about managing the two sides of the equation to reach a balance that is acceptable to all key stakeholders. External factors appear to have as much an influence on Chinese gambling behavior as internalized Chinese values or past gambling history. The main purpose is to encourage further discussion on Chinese gambling issues. The world of Chinese gambling is big and rapidly expanding. Thus, this book is simply a beginning. There is still much to explore and learn about Chinese gamblers.