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  1. 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- ... elements, especially labour, are fundamentally lagging behind.' Some fear the labour shortage problem has the potential to throw a spanner in the works of the casino boom. Macau Chief Executive ...

  2. Vegas of the East

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The city has opened the tables to a new breed of stylish casinos Macau is the gaming capital of Asia. The end of?king of casinos? Stanley Ho Hung-sun?s 42-year monopoly on gaming heralds an era of transformation in the enclave. The spectacular Sands casino took only six months to build but it has set the standard for architectural and interior design of casinos in Macau ...

  3. From desperate times to the Vegas big time, Macau's gambling addiction grows

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... houses offer only Chinese games of luck, such as fan tan. 1937 To improve the supervision of its sprawling gaming sector, the Macau government decides to monopolise its operations. The casino monopoly is granted to Companhia Tai Heng headed by Fu Lou-iong and Kou Ho-neng. The company proves highly profitable. 1961/62 Portugal opens Macau's casino monopoly up for tender. A group ...

  4. Macau casino gambles on the smile of Mona Lisa

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau More warm smiles are needed from casino staff, says Stanley Ho Hung-sun, chairman of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, who recognises that his gambling houses have ... work,' he said. 'Nowadays we need more smiles.' After losing 50 per cent of punters to new competitors the Sands and Galaxy casinos, the gaming mogul is staging a gradual comeback, ...

  5. Trapped in poverty amid the boom in casinos

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau On the northwest side of Macau, hidden from the glamour of packed casinos, a small community of 200 families lives in shacks with metal roofs and wooden walls. Last ... monthly welfare assistance he received from the government was hardly enough to live on. 'Unless you work for a casino or a hotel, the economic boom has nothing to do with a common Macau ...

  6. Stanley Ho aims to coin in on new venture

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... hall is located at Kam Pek Casino, next to the Lisboa. Lawrence Ho Yau-lung, a son of Stanley Ho and the managing director of Melco, said: 'Competition is intensifying in Macau, but since ... Freda Wan in Macau Tycoon presides over Macau's biggest slot-machine hall Fireworks and lingerie models heralded the opening of the biggest slot-machine hall in Macau yesterday, part ...

  7. Las Vegas factor tests Macau's cultural appeal

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... casinos are rapidly springing up to meet the expected demand. Welcome to Macau, the bold, brash destination for tourists who enjoy a flutter. This is not, however, the image Macau has ... 136-year-old lighthouse- the oldest in China. Preserving these treasures is important. But persuading the hoards of tourists flocking to Macau's casinos to take more interest in its history ...

  8. Shufflers find the chips far leaner

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... gambling Freda Wan in Macau With more casinos vying for business, suppliers are under pressure to cut prices Casino operators are not the only ones adjusting to competition in Macau ... Turismo e Diversoes de Macau (STDM), its casinos had an established network of dedicated suppliers. With three more licensed competitors eyeing their share of the pie, suppliers are being pressed ...

  9. Shun Tak betting on casino windfall

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shun Tak Holdings plans a $1 billion expansion binge in Macau, betting on an economic boom fuelled by new casinos. The company's hotel and ferry businesses are already cashing in, says managing director Pansy Ho. Full report- B3 ...

  10. New casino to herald tourist boom for Macau

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... the start of a boom in the tourism and hospitality industry when the Las Vegas-style Sands casino opens tomorrow. Macau has traditionally catered to tourists from Hong Kong, the mainland, Taiwan ... will probably change gradually too, Mr Yeung said. New casinos, hotels, shopping centres and amusement parks will soon spring up across Macau- with the Sands being the first of the wave- providing all ...




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