Gaming

G2E Asia postponed (again) to December, due do COVID-19

Macau's annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia exhibition has been postponed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time to December 1-3.

17 Apr, 2020

Melco International profit rises 10.5% in 2019

Macau gaming operator Melco International said in a statement on Tuesday that its 2019 profit rose 10.5 per cent to HK$1.8 billion.

1 Apr, 2020

Macau gaming revenue falls 80% in March

Gaming revenue in Macau plunged 79.7% in March compared with the same period in 2019.

1 Apr, 2020

SJM Holdings’ net profit rises 12.5% in 2019

Macau gaming operator SJM Holdings said in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday that its net profit rose 12.5% year-on-year to HK$3.2 billion in 2019.

16 Mar, 2020

Nearly half of all casino tables back in operation

A total of 3,100 gaming tables have resumed operation since the reopening of casinos in February, representing 46% of the total number of tables.

11 Mar, 2020

Gaming tax receipts drop 12% in Jan-Feb

The Macau government's income from gross gaming revenue taxes fell 12.1% year-on-year to MOP 17.23 billion (US$2.15 billion) in the first two months of the year.

10 Mar, 2020

Gaming expo G2E Asia in Macau postponed to July over COVID-19 threat

The organiser of the annual gaming expo G2E Asia announced on Tuesday the event's postponement from May 19-21 to July 28-30 at the Venetian in Cotai in response to the novel coronavirus epidemic.  

3 Mar, 2020

Macau gaming receipts fall 87.8% in February

Macau's gross gaming revenues fell 87.8% year-on-year to MOP 3.1 billion last month.

1 Mar, 2020

Sands donates MOP 1.6 million to 33 elderly, rehabilitation centres to prevent COVID-19

Sands China is donating MOP 1.65 million to 33 elderly and rehabilitation centres indicated by the Social Welfare Bureau to assist them in tackling the spread of the COVID-19 and safeguard the health of their over 3,100 users. 

26 Feb, 2020

Sands China donates MOP 1 million to 4 groups to help fight COVID-19

Sands China has donated 1 million patacas (US$125,000) to four social service organisations in the city to help them assist the community's most vulnerable cope with the fallout from the COVID-19 epidemic.

25 Feb, 2020

Sands China donates 30,000 hand sanitiser bottles to community groups

Sands China is donating 30,000 bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel to local community organisations as part of COVID-19 relief efforts.

25 Feb, 2020

Melco donates MOP 3 million to women’s association to help fight COVID-19

Macau gaming operator Melco has donated 3 million patacas (US$375,000) to the Women's General Association of Macau, widely known by its Cantonese name Fu Luen.

23 Feb, 2020

Sands China announces senior leadership changes

The company confirms senior management roles ahead of gaming concession renewal in 2022.

21 Feb, 2020

29 of Macau’s 41 casinos back in business, 6th patient discharged

29 of the city’s 41 casinos will reopen for business today (Thursday), while the remaining 12 casinos have applied to defer reopening their doors.

20 Feb, 2020

29 of Macau’s 41 casinos to reopen tonight

Macau's gaming industry will reopen its doors tonight after its 15-day shutdown by the government as part of the authorities' fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

19 Feb, 2020

Macau casinos to reopen on Thursday, given 30 days transition to full operation

The Macau government announced Monday afternoon that the city's casinos can reopen for business on Thursday.

17 Feb, 2020

Melco sets up MOP 5 million fund to support workers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak

Special Aid Fund for Workers in Need to be set up in collaboration with Macao Federation of Trade Unions.

17 Feb, 2020

MGM says losing US$1.5 million a day due to casino closure over COVID-19 threat

US gaming company MGM Resorts International said this week that it is currently losing US$1.5 million (12 million patacas) a day in Macau.

13 Feb, 2020

Gaming inspectorate urges casino workers on leave to stay at home over coronavirus threat

Casino workers who are on leave due to the current coronavirus epidemic are called to refrain from travelling abroad, avoid crowds of people and stay at home.

8 Feb, 2020

Casinos, other entertainment businesses to close at midnight

Macau's 41 casinos will be closed for 15 days starting Tuesday midnight.

4 Feb, 2020