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  1. Casino sues university trustee for HK$2.4m debt

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Austin Chiu A Macau casino has filed a legal bid to reclaim HK$2.4 million in gambling debts from a 'distinguished entrepreneur' serving on Chinese ... into a credit application agreement for HK$2 million in January this year with Venetian Macau, a casino operator. The agreement was upgraded to HK2.5 million in the same month, the writ claims. ...

  2. Brightest place bets on casino careers

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... reports AS MACAU'S ECONOMIC boom is fuelled by more casino openings in the coming months, prospects for university graduates in the once-sleepy enclave have never been better. Over the next five years the number of people employed in the casino sector is expected to grow by a third, creating some 10,000 new jobs, including about 1,000 at managerial level. Then there are the extra ...

  3. Mainland and HK teens use fake IDs to get into casinos

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Australia identifies major problem with under-age gambling A worrying number of Hong Kong and mainland students in Australia are spending large sums gambling in casinos even though they are under-age. Both university and school students are gaining access to casinos and use fake IDs if they are younger than 18. A counsellor with the South Australian Overseas ...

  4. Academic bets hedged with casino operators

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Macau University sees gambling sector as a lucrative source of extra funding even though government support, unlike in Hong Kong, has remained stable. Linda Yeung reports THE CASINO ... of gamblers from the mainland since the opening of the American-invested Sands Casino in May, but Professor Iu, a member of the enclave's Education Committee and Science and Technology Council, ...

  5. Bad deal for children

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau's casino boom is having a negative impact on children. Many secondary students are opting for lucrative card-dealing jobs instead of pursuing higher education. Teenagers are also dropping out of school, hoping to make a quick buck working in casinos. Last year, about 30 per cent of secondary school graduates took up jobs in the gaming sector. ...

  6. Good deal on the cards for Macau teens

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... student turned down a full scholarship to enter law school in order to become a casino dealer. And this is not an isolated case. According to Sou Chio-fai, Director of Education and Youth Affairs, ... and Casino Career Centre, there is fierce competition to join a card-dealer training programme. Sponsored by the government, the course is open to any Macau resident aged over 19. Successful ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ISRAEL

    Trips to Israel help Chinese understand the Holocaust

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 04:19am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Some 30 teachers and students travel to Israel annually to learn the history of the Jews, on organised tours paid for by a casino magnate Trips teach Chinese about the Holocaust Almost 70 years and a continent away, the memories of the second world war and the Holocaust are few and far between in China. An initiative funded by casino magnate ...

  8. All that glitters...

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Standing in front of Macau's Grand Lisboa casino, Chan Fei-lek and Choi Weng-fong are dwarfed by the glittering structure. Above them, a huge LCD screen beckons visitors with flashes of gold coins and glitzy gaming tables. The two Macau teenagers said the casino boom has brought prosperity, as well as problems, to the former Portuguese enclave. 'Don't ...

  9. Wheel of fortune out of educational balance

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Nora Tong

    ... a university management graduate, said most of her friends were interested in hotels and casinos. 'Every time we look at the newspaper there is a whole page for casino recruitment- it attracts us,' she said. High salaries in casinos were tempting students to drop out of university and work as dealers and making it hard for small and medium-sized firms to recruit staff. 'I think ...

  10. Secret review moves arts focus backstage

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in facilities like the West Kowloon Cultural District and entertainment facilities in the casinos of Macau and Singapore. Cecilia Ng Kit-yan, an alumnus who taught at the APA's drama school till last December, was upset to hear about the recommendation. 'The technical arts school makes good money because graduates get jobs at Disneyland and casinos. The Music School has ...




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