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  1. Singapore sets the bar high for casinos

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Name? Check. Home address? Check. Identity card or passport number? Check. Total value of casino rebates and complimentary services received? Check. Would-be high rollers hoping to test the tables at one of Singapore's two soon-to-open casino mega resorts will have to provide these details and more in order to comply with recently published regulations on VIP gaming ...

  2. Casino layoffs give teachers chance to push education

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A casino operator's announcement this week of job cuts has sent ripples of worry through the ranks of Macau's young croupiers, who have enjoyed handsome incomes despite ... concessionaires, announced it was cutting 270 jobs at two of its casinos - a sign of a slowdown, if not a decline, in the city's pillar industry. The layoffs affected staff at the Grand Waldo ...

  3. Macau casinos promise 'perpetual profit'

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Casino mogul Steve Wynn's surname offers plentiful opportunities for predictable punning. But the Chinese rendering of his name - Wing Lei - is more descriptive still. ... and the companies involved, the impact has been huge. Together, Las Vegas Sands and Wynn account for about 45 per cent of Macau's casino revenue and 46 per cent of the city's five-star hotel ...

  4. Casino tycoon launches titanic waterfront project

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun's projects in Macau just keep getting bigger. By next April, the Jai Alai Casino and New Yaohan department store ... Andreu, the 450-metre-long building will encompass a 600-room six-star hotel, shopping centre, casino, children's playground, rooftop garden and theatre. A separate 180-metre tower located ...

  5. Hotels back $27b Macau casino resort

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... answer to Las Vegas and will team up with leading United States casino operator Venetian to build a US$3.5 billion ($27.3 billion) resort on the gaming mecca's Cotai strip. Unveiling plans ... this is only the first phase,' said Mr Adelson, whose subsidiary Venetian opened the Sands casino in Macau 10 months ago. 'The objective is to have 20 sites, each with 3,000 rooms.' ...

  6. Sands says no place for junkets in Singapore

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp is not banking on using any VIP gambling junket operators at its US$6 billion Singapore casino resort because of the strictness of licensing ... agents are the middlemen who bring high rollers to casinos, issue them credit for gambling and collect debts. They are ubiquitous in Macau, the world's largest casino market, where ...

  7. HK gaming firm takes a punt on Cambodia

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... million casino resort in partnership with a Thailand-based conglomerate. Two months after its submission to bid for Singapore's two casino resorts was rejected, the group yesterday said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with BOP Entertainment Group to develop Cambodia's largest casino resort in Poipet, on the border with Thailand. 'Cambodia has adopted ...

  8. Sands rakes in profits for Venetian

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau The Sands casino in Macau, which opened its doors on May 18 last year, recorded revenue of $3.11 billion during its first 71/2 months of operation. The figures were released yesterday when the company that runs the casino, Venetian Macau, the first American player to challenge the enclave's established gaming monopoly, announced its results for last year. ...

  9. Good swill hunting

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Macau's casinos are hoping to boost profits by attracting diners, but luring gamblers away from the tables is proving an uphill battle, writes Freda Wan HIGH ROLLERS AT the Casino ... banquet.' The food and beverage sector used to be a peripheral activity at Macau's casinos, but with the city aiming to become a world-class tourist destination, the new casinos are striving ...

  10. Wynn shrugs off Singapore 'threat'

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Las Vegas and Macau gaming mogul Steve Wynn dismissed the threat of new casinos in Singapore after high rollers from China pushed VIP betting volumes at the Wynn Macau to a new ... will develop its own market, closer to itself, in a very organic and well-considered way. But to think of the two casinos in Singapore as a direct threat to Macau I think is to misunderstand ...




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