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  1. Casinos in Macau will cost us dear: Jockey Club

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Macau's flourishing casino business may draw an extra $15 billion away from the Hong Kong Jockey Club each year, the club chairman has warned. Ronald Arculli also said ... $10 billion to $15 billion in betting turnover annually to Macau because of the growing casino industry. The figures were based on Macau's own estimate of an annual $40 billion in profit ...

  2. Legends to battle it out in Macau showdown

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The chance to see Switzerland's Roger Federer and other legends of the game will be up for grabs when tickets for the Venetian Macau Tennis Showdown go on sale today. ... either Spaniard Rafael Nadal or American James Blake. 'This will be one of the most exciting events held at the Cotai Strip this year,' said Mark Brown, president of Sands Macau ...

  3. Betting watchdog objects to casino's TV promotion

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang An anti-gambling group has called on the government to close a loophole that allows Macau casinos to advertise on Hong Kong television. This follows a series of advertisements aired on TVB and ATV promoting the new Casino Mona Lisa as an 'entertainment centre'. The Casino Mona Lisa is in gambling king Stanley Ho Hung-sun's flagship Lisboa Hotel. ...

  4. Raphael frustrated by steady drain on Macau's resources

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Coach forced to call in schoolboys for match with Asahi Valley due to shortage of cops and croupiers A shortage of cops and croupiers left Macau scrambling around to field a full-strength team in the South China Premier League and it showed as they struggled to a 0-0 draw with Asahi Valley at King's Park yesterday. Macau, whose side is mainly drawn from policemen ...

  5. Macau Open purse may hit US$1m

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Macau Ambitious officials betting on casino cash to help spur growth of tournament The Macau Open, which is celebrating its 10th birthday today, is in a hurry to grow up. ... to get involved. The government can't do it.' The aim, according to Tavares, is to get the casinos to come in as title sponsors and relieve the financial burden from the Macau SDB, ...

  6. Macau Open set to make return in September

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Macau Open is set to tee off once again, with casino money believed to be spinning the wheels behind a multimillion-dollar operation. Tournament ... with deep pockets. It is now believed a title sponsor has been found. Unconfirmed reports state casino operator Galaxy Entertainment, owners of the newly opened Galaxy Macau on the Cotai strip, ...

  7. United fans out in cold as sponsors hog tickets for Macau exhibition

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the visit which will celebrate the opening of the US$3.2 billion Venetian Macau Resort Hotel. The casino, which has promised to turn the enclave into a sporting hub, will also bring NBA teams ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong fans are likely to miss out on watching Manchester United in Macau in July with the bulk of tickets reserved for corporate sponsors. Organisers hinted yesterday ...

  8. China carrot in cross-bet deal

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The cross-betting arrangement between Hong Kong and Macau will offer the Hong Kong Jockey Club indirect access to gamblers in the mass population centres of southeast China. Casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun has estimated a $100 million-a-day handle for Macau as a conduit for bets into Hong Kong pools. The major benefit for Hong Kong is likely to come through ...

  9. It's Sampras v Federer for Macau

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... The Venetian Macau Tennis Showdown is the third high-profile event planned by the Las Vegas Sands Corp for the opening of its casino, expected by the end of the summer. The Cotai Strip resort will host ... Melanie Ho World number one and his illustrious predecessor set for casino arena clash A friendly knockabout by legends Pete Sampras and Roger Federer two months ago will turn ...

  10. Ready for action

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... there for a grand prix.' And while the grand prix was Macau's first internationally recognised sporting event, the influx of new casinos seems certain to enhance its reputation. A 15,000-seater ... Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer is among an array of superstars set to entertain casino city, writes Mathew Scott You might imagine that the superstars of Manchester United ...




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