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Macau sees June gambling revenue rise by a fifth

Macau's gambling revenue rose by more than a fifth year on year last month, boosted by a steady inflow of mainland tourists. Its casinos took in 28.3 billion patacas in June, the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said yesterday.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 2:51am

SJM raises mass-market gaming table numbers

SJM's chief executive, Ambrose So Shu-fai, said the minimum bet limit has been upgraded for about 10 per cent of SJM's gaming tables in the mass market since the beginning of this year. He said the minimum stake is adjusted regularly between high and low seasons.

1 Jun 2013 - 4:19am

Packer names British architect for casino on iconic Sydney site

Australian tycoon James Packer has picked a British firm to design his proposed billion-dollar casino for Asian high-rollers in Sydney, saying yesterday it will be "instantly recognisable around the world".

17 May 2013 - 2:59am

Time to repay debt for casino licence, court told

Las Vegas Sands owes a middleman for its gaming licence in Macau, which the casino operator's founder and chairman Sheldon Adelson called the "brass ring in the merry-go-round", according to a lawyer for Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen.

5 Apr 2013 - 5:10am

Galaxy expands budget for flagship's second phase

Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment is increasing its budget for the second phase of Galaxy Macau to HK$19.6 billion from HK$16 billion. The company expects the second phase of its flagship project on the Cotai Strip to be completed in mid-2015.

27 Mar 2013 - 5:38am

Manila gambles on attracting the high rollers

The first casino in the hub that is the Philippines' answer to Macau opened at the weekend, and the container port services billionaire Enrique Razon will have the gamblers to himself for now.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:17am

Opening of Solaire casino launches Manila's new gambling hub

Port tycoon Enrique Razon's US$1.2 billion Solaire Manila casino will have a monopoly within Manila's new entertainment and gambling complex until the country's richest man, Henry Sy, opens a venture there next year.

16 Mar 2013 - 3:22am

Australia's Crown Casino hit for A$32m in 'Oceans Eleven-style' sting

Australia's largest casino has alerted police after a high-roller reportedly netted A$32 million (HK$257 million) in an Ocean's Eleven-style betting scam. A foreigner staying at the Crown Casino was involved in the sting, which it believes accessed its surveillance cameras trained on players and croupiers, The Herald-Sun reported.

16 Mar 2013 - 3:33am

High-end restaurants arrive in Macau casinos

Perhaps only in Macau could it seem logical to spend US$14 million on a single restaurant - that's the investment in City of Dreams' Jade Dragon, which will officially open late next month.

8 Mar 2013 - 10:20am

Gaming growth in Macau set to slow down says casino firm

Gaming revenue in Macau reported year-on-year growth of 11.5 per cent to 27.1 billion patacas last month, supported by a big number of mainland tourists visiting during the Lunar New Year holiday.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:05am