Typhoon Overtime

During the highest levels of Typhoon Hato, and after the gaming authorities ordered casinos with power failures to suspend activities, several gaming properties in Cotai were seen with their lights on

Some reports have stated some casinos in Cotai maintained gaming operations during Signal 9 and 10 levels of Typhoon Hato on August 23, with lights kept on by generators even during the blackout cause

Hiring spree

The number of newly hired employees in the gaming sector went up 56.8 per cent to 1,035 in the second quarter of this year, with the average wage for gaming employees rising 4.6 per cent to MOP23,080

Job vacancies in the gaming sector increased by 57.2 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of this year to 923, according to a Manpower Needs and Wages of the Gaming Sector survey released yeste

Osaka on the bid

Osaka bets on its bid to hold the 2015 World Expo to gain the favour of Japanese authorities in their IR licensing process

Official interest in hosting an Integrated Resort (IR) in Osaka came out strong in the second round of public hearings currently being held in Japan, Japan Times reported yesterday.

Shorter hours

Gaming worker associations ask for shorter work shifts to be included in a revision of the current Labour Relations Law

Gaming worker associations are demanding the MSAR Government revise the Labour Relations Law in order to solve the issue of long hours worked by casino employees, local news broadcaster TDM reported.

London: Next destination for Sands Cotai

Sources confirmed with Business Daily that the four towers of Sands Cotai Central hosting St. Regis, Sheraton Grand, Conrad and Holiday Inn are going to embrace London as a design theme.

The four towers of Sands Cotai Central will soon feature a common theme: London.

Wynn Macau net profit up in H1

The Macau casino operator Wynn Macau Ltd recorded a net profit of HK$1.59 billion (US$203 million) for the six months ended June 30, an increase of 39.5 per cent year-on-year, according to the unaudit

Gaming workers on the march

Workers take to the streets to urge gaming operators to increase worker remuneration, claiming that salaries have remained unchanged for the past year


The way of the samurai

Japan’s gambling liberalization has been one of the most awaited deregulation moves since Macau opened its sector to competition in 2002.

Since Japan’s parliament passed a law legalising integrated resorts in the country, analysts and news outlets have placed the value of the country’s gaming market at over US$40 billion (MOP319 billion

Come back Jack

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he will allow Jack Lam to come back to the country if he abides by a number of conditions

Macau gaming tycoon Jack Lam will be allowed to come back to the Philippines and resume running his businesses in the country if he abides by three conditions imposed by the country’s President Rodrig

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