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  1. Thinking big

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The MGM Grand Macau casino hotel opens on Tuesday, with rooms priced from HK$3,200 to HK$30,000 a night. Would you pay these rates and is there a danger of Macau eventually having too many casinos? Write to us ...

  2. Casino age rules not easy to apply

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau The age limit of 21 for casino entry in Macau may come into force as early as next summer, the city's chief gaming inspector has said. But how to implement the new rule poses a challenge, as the world's fastest-growing casino market suffers from a shortage of gaming inspectors. The Macau government, under Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah's ...

  3. Feeling lucky?

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Macau's lavish Venetian casino has its own lagoon, 850 gaming tables and 3,400 slot machines. Given all the facilities on offer, do you feel tempted to visit what is the world's second largest building? Write to us ...

  4. Ad industry enjoys rich payout from casinos

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Macau's decision to open up the city's casino market to competition has meant a windfall for Hong Kong's advertising industry. According to Nielsen Media Research, HK$75.5 million was spent on advertising by four major casinos and hotels in the gambling enclave in the first four months of the year. However, a potentially lucrative market appears off limits. Media ...

  5. Macau casino boom brings problems

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau With new casinos opening up at a furious pace, Macau has also been swept up in a wave of speculation in recent years. The luxurious Venetian Resort Hotel Casino opened ... The number of people addicted to gambling has risen sharply and an exodus of young workers from non-gaming sectors to casinos and hotels has created a severe labour shortage, particularly ...

  6. Murder of Macau casino driver linked to dispute over profits

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A dispute over casino profits led to the brutal murder of a driver for a VIP gaming hall, Macau prosecutors said yesterday. Wan Luen-weng, 39, was stabbed in the stomach ... Prosecutions Office said there was strong evidence that the murder was linked to casino proceeds. Five suspects aged 17 to 35, including four Macau residents, were arrested last week in a cross-border ...

  7. Tougher laws mulled on minors in casinos

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau is set to revise its gambling regulations to keep children out of casinos and avoid a repeat of a fiasco in which a 16-year-old Hong Kong girl hit the jackpot at the Sands ... Responding to worries that the new Venetian Macao resort may be admitting minors, Mr Ho said the government had deployed enough inspectors to closely monitor its operation. The Venetian's casino ...

  8. High rollers help increase Macau's casino haul 42pc

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Macau casino revenues surged 41.8 per cent in July to 6.52 billion patacas, the second-biggest month after May's record haul of 7.47 billion patacas, data released yesterday by the enclave's statistics and census service showed. Winnings across the territory's 26 casinos rose 46.6 per cent to 44.5 billion patacas in the first seven months, ...

  9. Neptune Group eyes HK$138m stock offer to fund casino forays

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Neptune Group, the Macau gambling junket investor and cruise ship operator, will sell new shares worth up to HK$138.13 million to fund new casino-related investments ... by companies seeking to fund investments in Macau VIP gaming junket operators, the middlemen who bring high rollers to casinos, lend them money and collect their gambling debts. Last week rival junket ...

  10. Macau casino revenues surge 50pc to HK$19.6b

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Casino revenues in Macau surged 50 per cent in the second quarter to a record HK$19.57 billion, apparently shrugging off new travel restrictions on mainland tourists and edging within striking distance of Nevada's sprawling Clark County, home to Las Vegas. Gambling winnings in Macau last year overtook the 40 casinos and slot machine parlours that line the United ...




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