Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

Place Your Bets at Macau's Dog Races

Most visitors to Macau head straight to the gambling mecca's glitzy colony of new casinos. For a taste of the city's gambling past, head north of the main strips to the 78-year-old Canidrome, Asia's last dog-racing track. There's no big money there — last year's bets at the track amounted to less than 1% of the city's $14 billion gaming revenue — but the up-close view of lightning-fast greyhounds will make your head spin. Take your glasses.

— By Ling Woo Liu