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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Broken Tooth a living reminder of Macau’s vicious past

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Macau

    ... changed sharply... It is hard to make statements saying there is no triad activity in Macau. But overall, I think those activities, even if they are there, are contained very well.” Macau’s casino ... seeing its reach extending in step with the boom in the city’s legitimate casino business. Indeed, he believes Macau – the only city in China where casino gambling is legal – is riddled to its ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Macau casinos, major Hong Kong companies look at facial recognition

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com New mobile system aims to let workers know who you are as soon as you enter Casinos, big companies look at face recognition Casinos in Macau and major companies ... to deliver better customer service. Kelvin Chan Wai-kei, senior manager of NEC's global security division, was in Macau on Friday trying to convince casinos to buy the box. He said five Macau ...

  3. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Sands steps up scrutiny of Macau casino junkets

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:07am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Operators questioned as casino seeks to bolster safeguards against money laundering in Macau Sands steps up scrutiny of casino junkets Las Vegas Sands is increasing its scrutiny ... the industry in Macau. At the same time, Sands and other casinos in Macau have stepped up efforts to attract mass-market players on their own, reducing their dependence on the lower-margin junket ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong racer Phillip Yau Wing-choi becomes second to die at Macau GP in two days

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 05:06pm by James Porteous in Macau

    ... James Porteous in Macau Choi crashed his Chevrolet Cruze into a barrier while competing in the CTM Macau Touring Car Cup Organisers of the Macau Grand Prix defended their safety record ... Macau Touring Car Cup. Medical teams had to cut him free from the wreckage and he died in hospital. It is the second death in two days at the circuit, after Portuguese motorbike rider Luis ...

  5. News - China - GAMBLING

    Macau casinos cut out middlemen and recruit gamblers directly from mainland China

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Macau casinos cut out middlemen Macau's gambling riches sparked bloody gun fights between triad gangsters two decades ago. Today, there's a new conflict brewing, only ... gamblers, known as VIPs, account for about two-thirds of Macau's casino revenue. The majority of them are mainlanders who bet on credit because of the country's cash regulations. The laws ...

  6. Business - Money - GAMING

    Industry experts rule out problems in Macau casino licence renewal

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:16am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu and Yvonne Liu Macau's six gaming operators expected to see smooth renewal of permits amid talk of Beijing using issue to gain leverage in Sino-US relations Industry experts rule out casino licence problems The gaming licences held by Macau's six casino operators are more likely to be renewed smoothly than to face renewal every five to 10 years, contrary ...

  7. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Galaxy casino chairman Lui Che-woo wants to expand beyond Macau

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Galaxy chairman wants to expand beyond Macau Lui Che-woo became Asia's second-richest person by setting up a casino company that within a decade became the world's ... Lui plans to expand his business empire beyond Macau and said he was open to acquiring US casinos. Meanwhile, Galaxy, which is spending about US$10 billion to expand its gambling resort ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Money - WEALTH

    Macau's casino boom propels Lui Che-woo to No 2 on Hong Kong's rich list

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:56pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Entertainment chairman Lui Che-woo has ridden Macau's casino boom to become Hong Kong's second-richest person, according to Forbes magazine. The 84-year-old tycoon saw his net worth rise ... to Macau's casino boom. "Macau is presently the world's biggest gaming centre, and casinos there took in 18.6 per cent more cash in 2013 than the year before," it said. Lui began his ...

  10. Business - Companies - GAMBLING

    Macau casino taps David Beckham's star power as it courts mainland China

    Posted Dec 25th 2013, 05:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas David Beckham named promoter of Sands to edge up Macau and Singapore businesses-- but also mainland China, where casinos are illegal Retired soccer star ... popularity in the region. The Las Vegas-based company is the largest casino operator in Macau, the centre of the modern-day gambling world. The deal may help Sands win attention in mainland China, ...




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