Asia is considered one of the world's most expanding markets for the global casino industry. Asian casinos, as well as gambling in general, are growing at one of the fastest paces in the world. As Asia arises from poverty to affluence, more countries in Asia are becoming middle-income countries, providing people with more money to spend on entertainment.
Adam Shapiro, Hold 'em or Fold 'em: Gambling Laws in Asia, 29 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 384 (2010).