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  1. Legislators unwilling to gamble on casino proposal

    Posted Nov 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... to look at the feasibility of opening a casino in Hong Kong. Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping told the Legislative Council it was not necessary for the government to study the feasibility of the idea when its standpoint was to reject casinos outright. The non-binding motion moved by Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun stemmed from the party's proposal two years ...

  2. Casino boss cashes in despite winning streak

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... income fell to US$283.68 million from US$495.18 million after the sale of retail shops at its Las Vegas casino led to a one-off gain of US$417.6 million in 2004. Macau remained the most significant contributor to the firm's bottom line as Sands continued muscling in on the VIP gaming market, the traditional mainstay of former monopolist Stanley Ho Hung-sun's casino ...

  3. Casino crime on the rise

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu There is little doubt that the booming casino industry has made a significant contribution to Macau's economic growth, but there is a downside- the rising crime rate among ... implicated in thefts. Two dealers were arrested last week for stealing chips from their respective casinos. A 23-year-old was caught with two chips each worth 10,000 patacas. He admitted stealing ...

  4. Packer and Ho pull out of bidding for Singapore casino

    Posted Jan 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... casino king Stanley Ho Hung-sun's Melco International Development. The firms said yesterday they were pulling the plug on their joint-venture bid to develop the world's most expensive casino at the city state's Marina Bay, leaving just four contenders for the US$3 billion project, down from an original 12 shortlisted candidates. 'We [believe] the expected returns ...

  5. Asia on a winner as rush for casino riches heats up

    Posted Jan 16th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton Asia can expect robust growth in casino gaming this year. In its forecast for the calendar year, Las Vegas-based casino sector analyst and adviser Globalysis predicts ... propositions in Macau and the associated increased activity at casino gambling facilities in Macau,' the report said. Globalysis expects casino gaming activity to expand, with South Korea's ...

  6. Two new casinos slot into the Macau gambling scene

    Posted Jan 21st 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau After a year with no new casino openings, Macau saw two open their doors in quick succession yesterday. Gaming mogul Lawrence Ho Yau-lung showed confidence in the mass ... the expanded Diamond Casino at the Holiday Inn reopens today. The Macau gaming industry recorded gross revenue of $44.5 billion for 2005, up 11.3 per cent on 2004 and the smallest year-on-year rise ...

  7. Casino mogul rules out any links with attack on legislator

    Posted Aug 24th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun yesterday flatly rejected suggestions of any links between himself or his staff in the attack on lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan in Central last Sunday. The tycoon found himself confronted by dozens of journalists, some of them fielding hostile questions, after he attended a press conference for the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association's 90th ...

  8. Hotel-casino builder posts 20pc decline in net profit

    Posted Jan 11th 2006, 12:00am by Ken Lo

    ... Ken Lo Macau Success, which is building the Ponte 16 hotel-casino project in the former Portuguese enclave, saw net income fall 20.4 per cent in the year to September after offloading non-core businesses, including its construction and retailing units. Profit dropped to $12.29 million from $15.44 million in the previous year, the company said yesterday. Sales tumbled 47.43 per ...

  9. Casino Royale

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... isn't in Casino Royale. A so-called reboot of the franchise, the story- based on Ian Fleming's first Bond novel- sees the British agent at the start of his career, well before he becomes the jet-setting, gadget-wielding, smooth-talking sex pest embodied by the likes of Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan over the past four decades. Casino Royale opens with Daniel Craig's Bond ...

  10. Casino explosion is a job spinner

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... on paper even before it materialises. The first of the new wave of resort casinos, Sheldon Adelson's Sands Macau is reportedly winning US$3million a day, or 3.5 times as much as the group earns from its flagship Venetian Casino Hotel Resort in Nevada. In all likelihood, Sands Macau has already paid for itself. Delve deeper into the numbers, as credit rating agency Standard & ...




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