Gaming

Govt vows to look after ‘left-behind’ greyhounds  

The government announced Wednesday that it has contingency plans for the greyhounds from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. in the case that the dogs are left behind at the racetrack in Fai Chi Kei after its official closure Friday night.  

19 Jul, 2018

Gaming & betting revenue drops 3.5 pct in 2Q

Macau’s gross gaming and betting revenue for the second quarter fell 3.5 percent from the previous quarter to 74.04 billion patacas, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) announced Monday.

17 Jul, 2018

Former Macau gangster ‘Broken Tooth’ signs poker deal with secretive Chinese firm after raising US$750 million in ICO

Wan Kuok-koi plans to issue one billion tokens of HB cryptocurrency, some of which will be used as prize fund in chess and poker tournament in Hainan according to the Sunday issue of the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP).

16 Jul, 2018

Operator wants to keep Canidrome kennels for 4 more months

The operator of the city’s greyhound racetrack – Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. – has applied to use the kennels at the Fai Chi Kei property for an additional 120 days  for the company to be able to complete the relocation of the dogs

12 Jul, 2018

Macau, Hong Kong reach deal to facilitate greyhound adoptions

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) announced in a statement Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for Hong Kong people to go through easier quarantine procedures than normal for the adoption of greyhounds from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd.

11 Jul, 2018

Gross revenue at Macau casinos grows nearly 13 percent in June

Casino gaming revenue in Macau rose nearly 13 percent in June to MOP 22.49 billion (US$ 2.81 billion) according to the Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) today.

1 Jul, 2018

113 nabbed in single loan-sharking case: PJ

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have arrested 113 men and women in a single loan-sharking case involving at least HK$70 million, making it the biggest crime ever in Macau in terms of the number of suspects.  

29 Jun, 2018

Staff social media posts ‘secretly’ tracked by Galaxy

Galaxy employees are “secretly” being monitored and manipulated online under a deal struck between the company and a Hong Kong-based digital marketing firm YouFind.

22 Jun, 2018

Government said Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd must vacate the plot land by the end of July

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said Thursday there was no possibility “at this moment” of allowing the embattled Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. the operator of the city’s greyhound racetrack, to use the Fai Chi Kei property for an additional period of time, for the company to finally vacate the plot of land late next month.

15 Jun, 2018

Morpheus, city’s ‘new icon’, opens today

Gaming operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment will officially open the doors of its US$1.1 billion Morpheus hotel resort, Phase 3 of City of Dreams, today evening.

15 Jun, 2018

SJM opens a Macau Gaming History Gallery.

Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) Wednesday opened its Macau Gaming History Gallery.

7 Jun, 2018

Owner given until Friday to present solution to greyhounds’ fate

The owners of the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. have been told by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) to submit a revised proposal on the fate of its about 600 greyhounds, government-owned broadcaster TDM-Radio Macau has reported.

4 Jun, 2018

Gross revenue at Macau casinos grows 12.1% in May

Growth of Macau’s gross casino revenue slowed to 12.1% in May, compared to 27.6% in April and 22.2% in March, according to the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

1 Jun, 2018

Ex-lawmaker David Chow calls for more gaming concessions

Businessman David Chow Kam Fai, co-chairman of Macau Legend Development and former member of the Legislative Assembly (AL), Wednesday urged the government to study the possibility of granting two additional gaming concessions after the expiration of the city’s three gaming concessions and three sub-concessions.

31 May, 2018

Amax says hotel takeover by Suncity ‘untrue’  

Hong Kong-listed Amax International Holdings said in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange yesterday that reported claims by junket operator Suncity that it was now controlling the mothballed Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel in Taipa are “untrue”.

24 May, 2018

Lawrence Ho eyes June 15 opening for Morpheus hotel

The US$1.1 billion hotel Morpheus at the City of Dreams (COD) complex in Cotai is targeted to open on June 15 with a casino floor to tap the premium mass market as there won’t be junket operators to bring in high-rollers, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho Yau-lung said Tuesday.  

16 May, 2018

4 gaming firms extend maternity and paternity leave

Four of Macau’s six gaming operators announced Monday in separate statements increased paid maternity and paternity leave for their employees.

15 May, 2018

Melco grow 3 percent in Q1

Melco Resorts & Entertainment saw its revenue grow by 3 percent to US$1.3 billion in the three months to 31 March 2018

4 May, 2018

Galaxy’s revenue rises 32 pct in Q1

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) said in a statement Thursday that its revenue rose 32 percent year on year to HK$18.5 billion in the first quarter.

4 May, 2018

SJM’s gaming revenue rises 6.7 pct in Q1

SJM Holdings said in a statement Wednesday that its net gaming revenue for the first quarter rose by 6.7 percent year on year to HK$8.41 billion.

3 May, 2018