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  1. Casino boom gives job-seekers winning edge

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... machines whir in the background. But this is better than a casino. It's the only place in Macau where you can gamble all day without losing a cent. Of course, a winning hand in the dealer training course at the Macau Tourism and Casino Career Centre doesn't pay any money, either. But for an increasing number of residents, it is a quick ticket to a lucrative job ...

  2. Immune and booming

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu Macau's gaming industry has been boosted by an influx of mainland visitors, despite a nationwide crackdown on gambling that has forced the closure of many casinos in neighbouring countries. Macau casino employees and pawnshop owners said mainland travellers represented 70-80 per cent of their overall custom. The gaming industry's employment figure rose almost ...

  3. When the chips are down, who will be holding the best hand?

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

    ... One year after Stanley Ho's casino monopoly was broken and the American-owned Sands opened, Macau correspondent Freda Wan examines the changes and challenges facing its gambling scene ... standing in front of the metal detectors at Casino Mona Lisa, in Macau's landmark Casino Lisboa. 'This is a big casino company and I am a customer,' Jiang Xiaowei says later. ...

  4. Territory gambles on its dreams coming true

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Bianca Reyes

    ... Reports by Bianca Reyes High-rolling casino developer confident Macau will boom MELCO INTERNATIONAL Development is optimistic that Macau's gambling industry will continue to boom ... of Macau's biggest challenges is to stand out from the crowd. Most casinos attempt to emulate Las Vegas. 'Gaming and entertainment resorts around the world have always been of a similar nature, ...

  5. Sands profit falls but casino lifts Macau plays

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recently launched casino in Macau. Its success has chased Macanese stocks higher. Las Vegas Sands' second-quarter profit dropped 81 per cent to US$86.4 million year on year, but in striking ... was an indication the Macanese gaming market continued to see strong growth. However, the increased market share of Sands Macao suggests some old casinos are gradually losing business. CSFB expects more ...

  6. Crackdown fails to stop Macau's luck at the tables

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Casino operators are expanding and getting ready for bumper crowds despite campaign across the border Macau's casino industry is showing no signs of faltering under ... a commercial building in Macau's Nam Van area into a casino, which is scheduled to open in September. Casino chiefs in Macau dismissed speculation that their business would be affected. Frank ...

  7. Any gamble on casinos would do well to avoid Macau approach

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... has now been valued at $18.8 billion with the acquisition of 97.9 per cent of the company by KWah Construction Materials. Bear in mind that the commitments Galaxy Casino made to Macau ... that his purpose was to boost Macau's economy with new casino concessions and he has achieved this purpose, but we are still talking of $18.8 billion that Macau does not get. I would feel ...

  8. Macau casinos eye ways to nab cheats

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Facial recognition software could save gaming operators a fortune if a database of photographs can be compiled Casinos in Macau are embracing the latest facial ... to match. Macau's three casino companies- Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, the Venetian and Galaxy Resorts- are testing facial recognition technologies, according to Robert Ruggles, business ...

  9. Macau casinos eye ways to nab cheats

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... FREDA WAN in Macau Casinos in Macau are embracing the latest facial recognition software to keep shady characters off their premises. There is just one problem: while police often maintain lists of 'undesirable' gamblers, they do not always have photographs to match. Macau's three casino companies- Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, the Venetian and Galaxy Resorts- ...

  10. Wynn lifts curtain on Macau casino-resort

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.30pm: Casino operator Wynn Resorts on Wednesday announced that its massive casino-resort complex in Macau, set to open in the third quarter of next year, would offer 600 hotel rooms, a 100,000-square foot casino, a shopping mall, seven restaurants and other entertainment facilities. The Wynn Macau resort?s site would cover 11 acres (4.5 hectares) ...




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