Casinos in Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area (or 29.9% of its land area) and with approximately 4 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population. During the 20th century Asia's population nearly quadrupled.
Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Eurasia—with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe—located to the east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains and south of the Caucasus Mountains (or the Kuma-Manych Depression) and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. Given its size and diversity, Asia—a toponym dating back to classical antiquity—is more a cultural concept incorporating a number of regions and peoples than a homogeneous physical entity. The wealth of Asia differs very widely among and within its regions, due to its vast size and huge range of different ethnic groups, cultures, environments, historical ties and government systems.
Asia has been the historical birthplace of all major world religions.
Popular sports in Asia include football, cricket, basketball, badminton and table tennis among others.
Cricket is the most popular game in the Indian Sub Continent, and is also played in countries like Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, China, Afganisthan and the middle east.
The Asian Cricket Council is a cricket organization which was established in 1983, to promote and develop the sport of cricket in Asia . Membership in the Asian Cricket Council is divided between four Test Status members, seven associate members and eleven affiliate members.
The associate members are Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and United Arab Emirates.
The affiliate members are Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, China, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Four Asian countries, namely Indonesia, Japan, Philippines and South Korea are members of ICC East Asia-Pacific instead of the Asian Cricket Council, although Indonesia has applied for membership in the Asian Cricket Council.
The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Asian Games are the world's second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.