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Macau or Macao is a city in China and a Special Administrative Region. Macau continues to be the gambling capital of the world along with its economy continuing to be dominated by tourism and gambling.
Throughout the 21st century Macau faced major problems from sea level rise; along with major typhoons. Gambling, one of the main leading forces of Macau's economy, faced more difficulty by stronger typhoons combined with sea level rise; leading to all casinos being shut down more often on occasion, leading to temporary decline in its economy. The first typhoon to begin that effect was Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018; being the first one to cause Macau to shut down all of their casinos afterwards.
In the 2040s, sea walls were built to protect the city from the rise of sea level. However, Macau continued to suffer from the effects of both typhoons and flooding over the course of the 21st century due to climate change. Macau's title of gambling capital of the world was taken by Las Vegas in the 2070s due to the latter being in a less affected area and having recovered the issues from Lake Mead. As the effects of climate change begun to slow in the 22nd century as fossil fuels not only have been abandoned, but new technology being created to reverse the damages; Macau was on a path to recovery, and the gambling industry in the city was revived by the 2150s. Macau took back the title of the gambling capital of the world in 2218, having now largely recovered economically.