Macau is marrying George Clooney, investors want it to keep dating Donald Trump By Muhammad Cohen, Forbes October 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm So much for Macau casinos quieting investor worries. September gross gaming revenue showed the smallest improvement in 25 months, third quarter figures underline decelerating high end growth, Golden Week was not shiny enough, share prices keep sliding, a tighter smoking ban looms, U.S.-China trade tensions keep thickening and mainland economic signals remain discouraging. And none of that really matters. Macau’s slowdown is real, and so are its extraordinarily favorable long term trends moving toward the most attractive business segment. (Yes, there is the specter of casino concession expiry; like earthquake risk in California, you accept it when you move there then ignore it.) Macau is marrying George Clooney, and investors are disappointed because it won’t date Donald Trump as much.