O jogo em macau: A arrematação de duas lotarias no início do século xx

Translated title of the contribution: Gaming in macau: The public tender of two lotteries in the beginning of the twentieth century

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Abstract

No início do século XX o jogo já ocupava uma posição destacada na economia de Macau, constituindo as lotarias uma das suas principais formas. A sua exploração, sobretudo sob forma de exclusivo, era detida por chineses, que as arrematavam e que tinham os meios para as difundir num raio geográfico bastante lato. Neste artigo procede-se à análise das arrematações de duas dessas lotarias, verificando-se as dificuldades colocadas à administração portuguesa e como esta assumiu diferentes formas de visão, entre as autoridades em Macau e as de Lisboa. Trata-se, pois, de um assunto que, não obstante estar associado à economia colonial, mostra como a governação colonial se apresentava sob formas desiguais consoante a proximidade às questões em causa.

At the beginning of the twentieth century gaming industry already held a prominent position in the Macao economy, with lotteries being one of its main forms. Their exploitation, especially in the form of monopoly, was held by the Chinese. They had means to spread lotteries within a very wide geographical radius. In this article I analyse the situation of two of these lotteries, looking for difficulties in the Portuguese administration and how it assumed different forms of vision between the authorities in Macau and those in Lisbon. Therefore, this matter, although associated with the colonial economy, shows how colonial governance presented itself in unequal forms depending on the proximity to the problems.
Translated title of the contributionGaming in macau: The public tender of two lotteries in the beginning of the twentieth century
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)83-105
Number of pages23
JournalLer Historia
Volume77
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Colonial administration
  • Colonial economy
  • Gaming industry
  • Portuguese empire
  • Economia colonial.
  • Jogo
  • Administração colonial
  • Império português

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