Getting around the law

Legislator and former casino dealer, Leong Sun Iok, has criticised casinos for trying to get around the requirements of the smoking law, and has requested the government to appoint permanent inspector

Newly elected legislator, Leong Sun Iok, from the Macau Federation of Trade Unions requested the government on Friday to appoint permanent inspectors in casinos to prevent infringements of the smoking

Roll of the dice to decide The 13’s future

If The 13 fails to obtain authorisation for gaming operations, Bernstein analysts believe the property will not be “economically viable”

Analysts from brokerage firm Sanford C.

No competition for Saipan on the horizon

Tourism authorities in Guam have stated that they are not keen on developing casinos as one of the island’s main tourist attractions, fearing a further decline of the Japanese tourist market, the Guam

Slowly slowing

After a 22 per cent yearly increase in the third quarter of this year, gaming analysts at Bernstein estimate gross gaming revenue growth could ‘decelerate’ to a 12 per cent yearly increase in the last

Analysts from brokerage firm Sanford C.

Beaching the whales

Official charges have been laid by the Canadian Government against a company and two individuals suspected of running a money laundering scheme which enticed VIP gamblers from Macau to launder drug mo

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada has pressed charges against a company believed to be involved in a money laundering scheme using drug deal money, Chinese VIP gamblers recruited in Macau and b

Scientific Games enhancing gaming portfolio in Macau and abroad

The American gaming and machine manufacturer has filed for the protection of new brands in the MSAR, having previously announced an agreement with a Google-owned company to enhance API performance

Las Vegas-based Bally Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of Scientific Games, has filed for five trademark registrations, a dispatch in the Official Gazette revealed yesterday.

Counting on good will and cameras

The head of the gaming watchdog has not yet outlined a clear surveillance plan to prevent frontline casino employees from gaming, but pledged that his Bureau will not share employees’ personal informa

“Currently, we have no plans to set up a database for sharing employee information between [casino] properties,” said the head of the Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ), Paulo Martins C

VIP Baccarat saw a 35 pct y-o-y increase in Q3

Overall, games of fortune in the third quarter saw a 21.8 per cent year-on-year increase in revenues, rising to MOP67 billion

With the first nine months of the year seeing accumulated gross gaming revenue up 18.8 per cent year-on-year, to MOP162.79 billion, the breakdown of the third quarter results released yesterday by the

MGTO: prioritise budget accommodation applications

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has stated that applications for operating Abudget accommodations for visitors will be prioritised, in a bid to expedite the introduction of different offeri

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