New casinos outside Mong La

Mong La: Business as Usual in the China-Myanmar Borderlands

New casinos outside Mong La

In the summer of 2015, the road that connects Mong La with the cluster of new casinos twenty minutes south of town was undergoing major reconstruction. The road cuts through hectares of banana plantations, a major Chinese agribusiness in the region, while a continuous stream of buses shuttles gamblers and workers back and forth between town and the casinos.