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  1. Business - China Business - GAMING

    Macau casinos grapple with slowing revenue and unexpected staff costs

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Costs, slowing revenue hurt casinos Macau casino operators are in a downturn as they grapple with slowing revenue and rising labour costs in the second quarter that were not expected until next year after years of delivering double-digit growth. For the year so far, share prices for the six casino operators in the world's biggest gaming hub ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1569580/macau-casinos-grapple-slowing-revenue-and-unexpected-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

    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by STAFF

    ... We have good standards but it's always about implementation, what happens in the real world Greenpeace China campaigner Huang Wei on the battle against pollution   I got out years ago... but I feel really badly about the people. I'll take a good strong look at it Donald Trump on the possibility of buying back the bankrupt Trump Plaza casino in New Jersey   In his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594915/who-said-it
  8. 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
  9. News - China - MACAU

    Police probe four union leaders after protests

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Macau casino workers are believed to be under police investigation after they took part in a string of protests for better pay and benefits. They were being accused of "aggravated disobedience", according to one of the four, Forefront of Macau Gaming co-founder and secretary general Cloee Chao, a casino supervisor. Casino staff have staged a strike and several protests since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594141/police-probe-four-union-leaders-after-protests
  10. 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

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