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  1. Hong Kong travellers battle chaotic scenes to get back home

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Danny Mok, Lana Lam

    ... Kazutoshi Miyake. A spokeswoman for the Melco Group, which runs casinos in Macau and the floating seafood restaurant in Aberdeen, said the company's human resources team had checked to see ...

  2. High stakes as Laos turns to casinos

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... are ushered into a grand hall beneath one dome, Chinese dragons snaking up the stairway, and into the immigration arrival hall. The other golden dome sits atop the casino. Welcome to the Golden ... the borders of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos blur. In the words of the casino manager, E. Abbas: 'We have our own government inside the zone'. The investors who signed the contract to create ...

  3. Lucky Ho on to a winner at last as City of Dreams hits jackpot

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... VIP wagers at the City of Dreams resort, which opened in June last year on the Cotai strip. VIP chip sales at the property surged 60 per cent to a record US$14.4 million, while the casino won ... with a favourable (VIP) chip (win rate).' Melco Crown, which also owns the Altira casino hotel on Taipa Island, is the latest in a string of Macau casino operators including Sands China and Galaxy ...

  4. Viva Pataca turns back clock to reign after QE II Cup win

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... It was probably the first time Viva Pataca had won a race- and certainly a big race- without his tycoon casino owner present, but Ho surely received a filip watching at home on television as he regains ...

  5. Jumbo's back end off to the cleaners

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and developer- Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun- is serving customers while Jumbo is out of service. Tai Pak's previous owner- Wong Lo-kat of the eponymous herbal tea- sold the ship to Ho ...

  6. Volcanic turmoil to affect the QE II Cup

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... was expected to resume riding the following day. Meanwhile, across the Pearl River Delta yesterday, it was a different horse, but the team of trainer Gary Moore, jockey Fausto Durso and casino magnate ...

  7. Amax shares plunge after loss of two-year junket deal with Melco's Altira casino hotel

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... impact' of the scrapping of its contracts to take high rollers to Melco Crown Entertainment's Altira casino hotel. The Macau government last month implemented a long-delayed cap on the commissions that casinos pay their junket agents, forcing the Altira to cancel a two-year-old junket arrangement with Amax's 80 per cent-owned AMA International, Amax revealed on Sunday ...

  8. Around the Nation

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... North/Northeast 91 held in raid on illegal casino HEBEI- Police in Shijiazhuang have detained 91 people during a raid on an underground casino in an abandoned mine, Xinhua reports. More than 100 police officers took part in the raid. They confiscated 200,000 yuan (HK$227,000) and seized 26 vehicles. Gamblers had been using the mine since the beginning of the month. Miners ...

  9. listening+

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fountains in casinos Question 7 Colour the percentage of water Hong Kong gets from the East River. Question 8 What did Hong Kong lawmakers and the government offer Guangdong? a. free bottled water ...

  10. Film

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Clarence Tsui, Paul Fonoroff

    ... north face of the Eiger. Starring Benno Fuermann. Philipp Stolzl directs. CT Poker King (Cantonese) An internet poker king squares off with a real-life expert player for ownership of a casino ...




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