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India gets access to Macau with new direct flight

TAGs: gambling, India, Macau, spicejet airlines

india-to-macauMacau already boasts of being the undisputed gambling mecca in the world, largely attributed to wealthy and affluent Chinese gamblers flocking the town to get their gambling juices on.

But while deep-pocketed Chinese gamblers make up a big chunk of casino revenues, foreigners have also taken to the playground-like lifestyle of the gambling hub with some even making weekend trips just to enjoy all the bells and whistles of Macau’s casino circuits.

Now it appears that one of the world’s most populated countries and home to more deep-pocketed gamblers is set to (finally!) get direct access to Macau, giving city’s casinos even more reason to welcome foreigners with open arms.

According to Business Daily, SpiceJet Airlines, one of India’s leading domestic airlines, is expected to get clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau to open direct flights from New Delhi to Macau. India’s Directorate-General of Civil Aviation already green-lighted the airlines request to open the route, leaving it up to the Macau’s CAA to follow suit, which is expected to approve the airline’s application sooner than later.

The direct flight from India to Macau will no doubt bring in a lot of Indians to the doorstep of Asia’s gambling nirvana and let’s face it, a big chunk of tourists who go to Macau don’t line up at Lord Stoews; they come to gamble. India also has a population of over 1.2 billion, with a healthy number enjoying the thrills of gambling.

It doesn’t take a math genius to figure out that this new flight will be a boon to all parties involved. SpiceJet Airlines will do great business on this route. Indians will now have a direct flight (even if it’s a little over five hours long) to a destination where they can gamble to their heart’s content. And Macau, and all of its casinos, will have even more tourists to welcome with open arms.

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