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  1. Business - Economy - GAMING

    Macau rakes in 20pc gain in July gaming revenues

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 03:48pm by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com World's largest casino hub rakes in 20pc more year on year despite cutbacks by high-rollers Mass-market gamblers boost Macau's revenues Gambling revenue in Macau rose 20 per cent last month from a year earlier, bolstered by growth in the mass gaming market, despite the slowdown in the mainland's economic expansion. Casinos ...

  2. Business - Companies - GAMING

    US casino operators split over internet gambling

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:36am by Associated Press in Las Vegas

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas Some players raise concerns over the possibility of money laundering, while others argue online gambling will eliminate a black market U.S. casino operators split over internet wagering Many experts believe online wagering is the future of gambling, but the casino industry is increasingly divided on the issue. The latest evidence of the split came ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    DJ Afrojack is at the top of his game

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... with the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars a night. He allegedly taught Paris Hilton how to DJ (and briefly dated the hotel heiress). In May, he dropped his debut album, ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 30, 2014

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by LETTERS

    ... water so they can dilute the salty water that comes out of the taps. At the same time, they are carrying out a so-called consultation on the mass transit railway to link all the new casinos ... buses to the gambling franchises as the latter use their better coaches for free shuttles to the casinos. The people suffer having to endure long bus queues. And the post office is a shameful ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Manila's City of Dreams casino a bet on China, says James Packer

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:27am by Raissa Robles and Reuters

    ... Raissa Robles and Reuters in Manila Luxury Nobu hotel added to attractions as Philippines aims to take on Singapore Manila casino a bet on China, says Packer Luxury boutique hotel chain ... Asked yesterday how these tensions would affect the casino's drive to attract Chinese high rollers, Ho was upbeat. "I think the beauty of it is that we're in an industry ...

  6. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Wynn Macau faces tough times as wages and resort design costs rise

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:40am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Increase in design costs for a new resort puts further pressure on the casino operator's margins after profit edges down 1.24pc in first half Tough times in store for Wynn Macau as wages rise Casino and hotel operator Wynn Macau reported flat interim results and faces a tough second half as rising wages and design costs for its new resort, ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Las Vegas casinos to accept bitcoin virtual currency

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Customers will be able to use virtual currency to pay for hotel rooms and related purchases Las Vegas casinos to accept bitcoins Two Las Vegas casino hotels will become the first known US commercial gambling houses to allow the use of the unregulated digital payment system bitcoin, casino officials said on Tuesday. The Golden Gate Hotel and Casino and The D Las Vegas ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Hong Kong tycoon offers to buy casino in Cairns

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 02:14pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney HK tycoon offers to buy casino in Cairns Tony Fung Wing-cheung has offered to pay A$214 million (HK$1.54 billion) to buy Reef Casino Trust, which owns the only casino in the city of Cairns near the Great Barrier Reef, in a bid to enter Australia's gaming and tourism market. Shares in Reef Casino surged 44.4 per cent to six-year highs after yesterday's ...

  9. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Galaxy casino chairman Lui Che-woo wants to expand beyond Macau

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Galaxy chairman wants to expand beyond Macau Lui Che-woo became Asia's second-richest person by setting up a casino company that within a decade became the world's ... Lui plans to expand his business empire beyond Macau and said he was open to acquiring US casinos. Meanwhile, Galaxy, which is spending about US$10 billion to expand its gambling resort ...

  10. News - China - CASINOS

    'Underground' casino in Sanya ordered to be closed, but not for the first time

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:22am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com 'Cashless casino' has a history of closures The mayor of Sanya, a seaside resort city in Hainan, ordered the closure- not the first- of a cashless bar at a luxury hotel in the city on Saturday night, hours after CCTV identified it as an "underground casino". CCTV's Topics in Focus programme claimed that hotel guests could ...




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