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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- ... Casino as part of a newly renovated four-star hotel of the same name. But the tycoon expressed serious fears about finding enough capable employees. 'Our hotels and casinos are all short ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Caution urged on casino proposal

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The financial secretary has greeted with great caution a proposal for Hong Kong to develop the casino business. Henry Tang Ying-yen said the pros and cons needed to be fully debated before making a final decision. The Liberal Party recently suggested a tourist-only casino be built on Lantau to boost the economy, sparking concerns over the social cost if Hong Kong had ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Las Vegas factor tests Macau's cultural appeal

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

    ... as an all-singing, all-dancing mega-gambling casino hub is now well advanced. The big players from the US have moved in with their billion-dollar projects and the high rollers have followed. Glitzy new 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Casinos ignore Caritas plea to warn gamblers

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Request for posters to promote counselling falls on deaf ears Macau casinos have ignored a request by Hong Kong's Caritas Family Service asking them to help promote its counselling services for Hong Kong gambling addicts. The group says it wrote to 13 casinos- including the recently opened Sands casino- asking them to put up posters and offering training ...

  8. Las Vegas style and fung shui add spice to new casino

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Architect shares vision of Sands gambling palace in Macau The new Sands Casino in Macau, which is expected to open this month, will be a Las Vegas-style gambling palace ... touches on the casino. 'It was to use our architectural skills and planning, to use the Las Vegas style of planning and management, to create a Las Vegas sense of excitement, but all within ...

  9. Israeli entrepreneur sues tycoon over Macau casino contract

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The Las Vegas gambling tycoon behind one of Macau's new casino complexes is being sued by a businessman who claims he is entitled to a share of the profits. Israeli ... Hananel, who worked for Mr Adelson until 2000, has filed a lawsuit in a Tel Aviv court against the owner of The Venetian casino in Las Vegas. A hearing has been scheduled for next month. ...

  10. Casinos proving an attractive draw for mainland visitors

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... that Macau's casinos- new and old- will prove a bigger pull for travellers from the mainland. As a result, Macau could catch up with Hong Kong even sooner- perhaps by the end of next year. In fact, ... casino and Waldo hotel in Macau this July, the greater force may currently be with Macau. But the next significant development of particular interest to mainland tourists probably ...




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