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  1. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Galaxy expands budget for flagship's second phase

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 06:33pm by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Group reports doubling in net profits and no VIP fallout from Beijing's anti-graft drive Galaxy expands budget for flagship's second phase Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment is increasing its budget for the second phase of Galaxy Macau to HK$19.6 billion from HK$16 billion. The company expects the second phase of its flagship project ...

  2. Casino struggles to staff full house

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau New venture opens, but Stanley Ho is worried Macau gambling kingpin Stanley Ho Hung-sun yesterday opened his first major new casino since losing his monopoly- ... Casino as part of a newly renovated four-star hotel of the same name. But the tycoon expressed serious fears about finding enough capable employees. 'Our hotels and casinos are all short ...

  3. News - China - MACAU

    Macau sees only 0.3pc rise in visitors but record gaming revenue

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho in Macau jolie.ho@scmp.com Stagnant global economy blamed for low growth in tourist numbers last year, but city also reports record increase in casino revenue Gaming city sees only 0.3 pc rise in visitors Visitor numbers in Macau last year did not increase significantly despite casinos raking in a record high in revenue. Based on preliminary figures, the city saw 28 ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Packer’s high-roller Sydney casino moves closer

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 04:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney James Packer’s plan to build a US$1 billion casino without slot machines in Sydney has moved a step closer, with the mogul confident of luring Asian high-rollers who enjoy the “rush” of gambling. Packer, who already operates casinos in Melbourne, Perth and Macau and is planning a complex in Manila, is nearer to his Sydney dream after winning ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Casino's honour is just a house of cards

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com Casino's honour is just a house of cards It's probably sensible to stay away from casinos in general, but it's definitely a good ... of race is relevant because three of the punters have accused the Atlantic City casino of refusing to pay because it had "discriminated against them based on their Chinese heritage", ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Packer names British architect for casino on iconic Sydney site

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Packer names architect for iconic site Australian tycoon James Packer has picked a British firm to design his proposed billion-dollar casino for Asian ... in Britain and the Guangzhou International Finance Centre. "Crown Sydney will be instantly recognisable around the world," said Packer, who has casinos in Melbourne, Perth and Macau ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Macau sees June gambling revenue rise by a fifth

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... of mainland tourists. Its casinos took in 28.3 billion patacas in June, the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said yesterday. With that, gaming revenue stood at 171.4 billion patacas in the first half of the year, up 15.3 per cent year on year. About 70 per cent of Macau's gaming revenue comes from the high-rollers market, or VIP gamblers. Casino operators in Macau are making ...

  8. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Time to repay debt for casino licence, court told

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Las Vegas HK businessman seeks US$328 million from Las Vegas Sands for 'arranging' Macau permit Time to repay debt for casino licence, court told Las Vegas Sands owes a middleman for its gaming licence in Macau, which the casino operator's founder and chairman Sheldon Adelson called the "brass ring in the merry-go-round", according ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Opening of Solaire casino launches Manila's new gambling hub

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Manila Gambling complex is launched today with the opening of port tycoon's US$1.2b Solaire resort First roll of dice in Manila's new casino hub The Philippines today opens the first casino in a hub designed to emulate the success of Macau. Port tycoon Enrique Razon's US$1.2 billion Solaire Manila casino will have a monopoly within Manila's ...

  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's Crown Casino hit for A$32m in 'Oceans Eleven-style' sting

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne Casino loses HK$257m in bet scam Australia's largest casino has alerted police after a high-roller reportedly netted A$32 million (HK$257 million) in an Ocean's Eleven -style betting scam. A foreigner staying at the Crown Casino was involved in the sting, which it believes accessed its surveillance cameras trained on players and croupiers, ...




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