Macau Wechat gambling

Police arrest Chinese group involved in illegal WeChat betting scheme

The Judiciary Police arrested seven mainlanders for their alleged involvement in an illegal WeChat gambling operation last week.

18 Apr, 2017


SJM signs HKD 25 billion loan facilities agreement

Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) announced the signing on Thursday of a HKD 25 billion syndicated loan facilities agreement with 19 leading financial instructions.

7 Apr, 2017

The 13 Macau

No gaming tables request from The 13

Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) Director Paulo Martins Chan said on Thursday that his bureau has not received an application for gaming tables from The 13.

7 Apr, 2017

Macau gross gaming revenue in March

Gaming revenue grows 18.1 percent in March

Macau's gross gaming revenue in March grew 18.1 percent to MOP 21.2 billion (US$2.7 billion), according to the latest figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

3 Apr, 2017

non-gaming income in macau

Non-gaming income set to rise in Macau

Representatives of Macau’s six gaming operators said on Wednesday they believed the share of income from their non-gaming businesses in their total revenue will continue to rise.

23 Mar, 2017

gaming employees

Full-time employees in gaming industry down 0.8 percent

The gaming industry’s number of full-time employees dipped by 0.8 percent year on year to 55,794 at the end of last year. The number of dealers (croupiers) dropped by 2.4 percent to 24,039, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement on Tuesday. Gaming industry staff accounted for about 14 percent of the … Continue reading "Full-time employees in gaming industry down 0.8 percent"

8 Mar, 2017

Macau gaming revenue

Macau’s February gaming revenue up almost 18 percent

Gaming revenue in Macau surged 17.8 percent in February, after a three year drop, according to Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

2 Mar, 2017

Macau gaming revenue

Galaxy and SJM report 2016 results

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) and SJM Holdings reported on Tuesday their 2016 results. According to a GEG statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the company recorded a full-year net profit attributable to shareholders (NPAS) of HK$6.3 billion.

1 Mar, 2017

Legend Palace Hotel

Legend Palace Hotel opened doors on Monday

The Legend Palace Hotel, the latest addition to the portfolio of Macau Legend Development Limited (MLD), opened on Monday with 66 gaming tables.

28 Feb, 2017

Macau Gaming taxes

Macau made MOP 7.3 billion from gaming taxes in January

According to data from the Financial Services Bureau (DSF), Macau made MOP 7.3 billion (US$907.3 million) from gaming taxes in January. The amount represents an increase of 7.7 percent year-on-year, compared to the same month in 2016.

27 Feb, 2017

Macau smoking lounges

Smoking lounges in casinos not against WHO

Setting up smoking lounges in casinos is not contrary to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) suggestion of building a smoke-free environment, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Monday.

21 Feb, 2017

The 13 Macau

US firm buys big stake in The 13 Holdings

Ahead of the opening of its The 13 luxury hotel in Coloane slated for later this quarter, Hong Kong-listed property developer The 13 Holdings has announced that American investment firm Evolution Capital Management has acquired a major stake in its business.

20 Feb, 2017


MGM reports revenue of HKD14.9 billion for 2016

Gaming operator MGM China reported a total revenue of HKD14.9 billion for the 2016 financial year. In the year under review, MGM China recorded an EBITDA of HKD4.5 billion, a slight dip from HKD4.7 billion in 2015.

17 Feb, 2017

Melco Crown

Melco Crown revenue up 13 percent in 2016 Q4

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and for the full year ending December 31, 2016. The results showed that net revenue during the fourth quarter of last year grew about 13 percent year-on-year from USD1,058 million to almost USD1,193.

17 Feb, 2017


Gaming revenue grows 3.1 per cent in January

Gross gaming receipts rose 3.1 per cent to MOP19.3 billion (USD2.4 billion), according to data released by Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau on Wednesday.

2 Feb, 2017

Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts net income rises 30.5% in 2016 4Q

Wynn Resorts has reported a 30.5 per cent year-on-year rise in net income for the fourth quarter of 2016, attributed to strong revenue from Wynn Palace, and offset by decreased earnings from Wynn Macau.

27 Jan, 2017

Sands China Ltd.

Sands China Ltd. Adjusted EBITDA increased 5% in 2016 4Q

Adjusted EBITDA for Sands China Ltd. (SCL) was US$610 million, an increase of 5 per cent against prior year's fourth quarter, SCL announced today on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

26 Jan, 2017

Macau Gaming Inspection licenses 126 junket operators in 2017

The total number of licensed gaming junkets fell from 141 in January 2016 to 126 at the start of this year, according to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), marking a decline of 10.6 per cent over the course of 12 months.

26 Jan, 2017

Mass market baccarat ends 2016 with higher revenues at Macau’s casinos

Mass market baccarat ended 2016 with an increase in gross revenue while the mainstay of Macau casinos, VIP baccarat, saw a year on year decline, according to figures released by the region's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ).

18 Jan, 2017

Macau casino taxes may face revision says DICJ director

Discussion over gaming tax rates in Macau has prompted the director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) to announce the possibility of amending existing casino taxation laws. Such an amendment would occur before the casino license renewal period due in the next decade.

17 Jan, 2017