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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. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Gambler jumps to his death

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A man, 41, jumped to his death inside the Sands casino in Macau last night after losing more than $3 million. Macau police said the man climbed over a 1-metre-high barrier on the third floor of the casino and started walking along a ledge about 6pm. People inside the casino immediately notified security guards, but just as they approached the man, he took off his coat ...

  5. High-stakes players roll the dice on Macau casino boom

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Greek Mythology opens with fanfare and ambition resting in lap of the gods The Greek Mythology Casino in Macau flung its doors open yesterday to curious gamblers, while its owners purveyed a suitable quantity of buoyant- or hubristic- projections for the casino business and the future of Macau. A-Max Holdings, which holds 7.4 per cent of the casino operator, saw its ...

  6. New skipper at the helm of Sands casino

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Six months after opening, the Sands casino has picked a new top gun to lead the company in Macau. Frank McFadden, chief operating officer of Casinos Austria ... is the latest management reshuffle at Macau's most popular casino. A source within the Sands confirmed that Thuy Trinh, who was the top Macau-based leader when the Sands opened, would continue ...

  7. Casino magic welcome- if it is open to all

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The bid to launch a Las Vegas-style casino in Hong Kong is back on the table, three years after the idea was rejected by Tung Chee-hwa. This time, the push for a glitzy entertainment complex pandering to high rollers is coming from the Liberal Party. The plan deserves serious consideration. There is no reason why Hong Kong should not have a casino, so long as adequate measures ...

  8. Casinos are not for everyone

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan is a Macau-based correspondent for the South China Morning Post Finally, I have met some Macau teenagers who are disgusted with casinos. 'There's no future working in a casino,' said Cathy, a Form Three student at Luis Gonzaga Gomes Luso-Chinese Secondary School. 'I want to be an air hostess.' Because their school teaches Portuguese as well as English, ...

  9. Guo Xin sinks $96m to boost floating casino

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau Guo Xin Group has agreed to spend $96 million to buy 60 per cent of Gainnew Group, a firm that will earn agency income from luring customers to a casino on the cruise liner ... the new company aimed to increase the casino's monthly pool of bets to $3 billion from $1.8 billion. ...

  10. Officials are warned off foreign casinos

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... casino run by a Hong Kong company. The ban imposed in Yanbian, in Jilin province, applies to gambling both at home- where it is illegal- and abroad. Cai Haowen, a 41-year-old former director ... yuan into casino coffers after also borrowing money from his family. Albert Yeung Sau-shing's Emperor Hotel and Casino in Rason, North Korea, is just over a day's drive from Yanbian. ...




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