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  1. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Sands China profit hit by rising costs for Macau casino staff

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Sands profit hit by rising costs of Macau casino staff Macau casino operator Sands China fell 1.24 per cent after the firm reported second-quarter results ... of results highlights the likelihood of further staff expense increase for casino operators due to the intense competition for labour ahead of Cotai casino openings," said Barclays analyst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1555920/sands-china-profit-hit-rising-costs-macau-casino-staff
  2. News - China

    Macau casinos withhold 133 slot machine payouts claiming wins were due to 'mechanical errors'

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau in Macau stuart.lau@scmp.com The Macau government has brushed off calls for tighter casino controls, amid accusations that operators in the world's gaming capital are unfairly withholding prize money from winners. The casinos have reportedly refused 133 gamblers their winnings, claiming that their wins are the result of "mechanical errors"- a practice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555051/macau-slot-players-protest-being-denied-winnings
  3. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Weak VIP growth squeezes casino revenues in Macau

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Analysts downgrade expectations for growth this year, but look to pick-up from new venues Weak VIP growth squeezes Macau casino revenues Fitch Ratings ... an increase of 12.6 per cent year on year. Last month's figures were slightly impacted by the start of the World Cup, which diverted some of the betting away from casinos. Analysts expect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1555035/weak-vip-growth-squeezes-casino-revenues-macau
  4. News - World - GAMBLING

    Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City expected to close down in September

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Atlantic City, United States Atlantic City dealt yet another losing hand Atlantic City's crumbling casino market has disintegrated even further, with the owners of the Trump Plaza casino expected to shut it down in mid-September. Trump Entertainment Resorts said no final decision had been made on the Boardwalk casino, but the company expected the casino ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553448/trump-plaza-casino-atlantic-city-expected-close-down-september
  5. News - Hong Kong - WORLD CUP

    Triad rivalry over floating casinos prompts police crackdown

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police target triad rivalry over floating casinos Hong Kong police have launched a crackdown on two triad gangs battling over their efforts to solicit mainland customers to patronise casino ships. Factions of the Wo Shing Wo and Sun Yee On triad societies are at odds over their efforts to attract passengers arriving at the Hung Hom railway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552962/triad-rivalry-over-floating-casinos-prompts-police-crackdown
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Beyond the casinos: Where to find the sights and sounds of old Macau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Christopher Dewolf, Bernice Chan, DARREN WEE

    ... was very different when the Portuguese were here," says Macau-born photographer James Chu. The casino boom has brought money and crowds to the former Portuguese colony, but before the handover ... in mushroom sauce.   FAMILIES Macau's mix of history, casinos and natural beauty make it a fun getaway for all ages. "It's a very small territory," says long-term Macau resident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1550138/sights-and-sounds-old-macau-can-still-be-found-if-you-know-where
  7. Business - Money - GAMING

    Macau casinos feel heat of World Cup fever as gamblers bet elsewhere

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:38pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Macau gaming revenues see first decline in five years as gamblers turn attention to soccer and authorities tighten restrictions on visitors Casinos feel heat ... websites- mostly operated out of the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia- and increasingly we see major players, some of whom are involved in the Macau casino junket business, getting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1544523/macau-casinos-feel-heat-world-cup-fever-gamblers-bet-elsewhere
  8. News - World

    Casinos in US ban Google Glass over cheating concerns at gambling tables

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Atlantic City, United States Google Glass banned by casinos over cheating fears Casinos in the United States are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny ... issued a directive on Monday ordering Atlantic City's 12 casinos to bar casino patrons from using the device. Similar bans are already in place at casinos in Las Vegas and Ohio, among other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1255060/casinos-us-ban-google-glass-over-cheating-concerns-gambling-tables
  9. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Shinzo Abe's best bet for Japanese revival may rest with casinos

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by BLOOM

    ... William Pesek Abe's best bet for Japanese revival may rest with casinos As investors place bets on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's programme for economic growth, the success of Japan's revival plans may rest, oddly enough, on casinos. For more than a decade now, Las Vegas Sands chief Sheldon Adelson and his counterparts have salivated over bringing gambling tables ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1541263/shinzo-abes-best-bet-japanese-revival-may-rest-casinos
  10. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Hong Kong firms team up in joint bid for Australian casino site

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Chow Tai Fook and Far East Consortium team up with Australia's Echo to try to win project HK firms in joint bid for Australian casino site Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium have signed a deal with Australian casino operator Echo Entertainment to bid together for Brisbane's Queen's Wharf casino site. The two Hong Kong-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1539226/hong-kong-firms-team-joint-bid-australian-casino-site

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