Viva Sin City

Wet Republic at the MGM Grand. Photos: Corbis

Joshua Surtees dives into the Vegas pool party scene.

Saturday, 3 November, 2012, 11:29pm

Nevada loner lived in Aladdin's cave worth $7m

Walter Samaszko Junior stored gold coins in ammunition boxes.

Northern Nevada officials say there's a lesson here of a Howard Hughes ilk: You can never judge a person's worth by the kind of life he or she leads.

19 Sep 2012 - 4:06am

Jackpot for Wynn Macau shares

Shares of Hong Kong-listed Wynn Macau rose yesterday on news that parent company Wynn Resorts has forcibly bought out the 20 per cent stake owned by Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada.

The stock rose 3 per cent to HK$20.90, while the Hang Seng Index dropped 0.3 per cent.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Boardroom battle for Wynn

A battle for control of seats on the board of Wynn Resorts appears to be the next front in an escalating dispute between Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn and long-time business partner and Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Win some, lose some for Adelson

A Las Vegas judge has dismissed the defamation suit against casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp's chairman Sheldon Adelson that was brought by the former head of the company's Macau unit.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Casino giant takes control of MGM China

Pansy Ho Chiu-king has agreed to take a back seat in a restructuring announced last night, allowing MGM Resorts International to take majority control of MGM China Holdings when it lists in Hong Kong.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Major meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) venues across the region have rolled out mega-productions as a way to draw visitors. The latest addition is Disney's world-acclaimed musical The Lion King at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which opened last month.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Sacked executive sues Sands for US$10m

Steve Jacobs, the ex-president and chief executive of Macau casino developer Sands China, is suing his former employers for breach of contract over a contested severance package and stock options potentially worth more than US$10 million.

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Tickets up for grabs

The most kawaii cat ever is coming to the stage in her own show: Hello Kitty's Fantastical Adventure.

Young Post is teaming up with the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel to give away 30 sets of tickets - two adults and two children (aged 2-12) per set - for the 2pm English-language shows on August 20-22, and round-trip CotaiJet tickets.

17 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Tickled pink

23 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Wynn listing in HK not a sure bet

Casino billionaire Steve Wynn has a long track record of being able to time the market and find innovative ways of financing his mega casinos.

Which is why he is not likely to attempt bringing a blockbuster US$3 billion share sale to Hong Kong in any kind of hurry.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Las Vegas Sands profit falls 65pc despite Venetian's pulling power

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp, which operates two mega-casino resorts in Macau and is spending up to US$14 billion developing a dozen more in the enclave, said fourth-quarter profit fell 65 per cent on higher operating costs, development expenses and accounting charges.

6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Venetian helps boost Macau gaming take

Macau's casino revenue grew 46 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year to 24.7 billion patacas, thanks to the newly opened Venetian Macao, but analysts expect growth to slow this year given the gambling market's high base of comparison.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

HK gains by shunning race towards exhibition sinkhole

'In the development of Hong Kong's exhibition industry, we need to continue moving ahead and consolidating. Otherwise we will be facing very, very big challenges.'

Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen

September 24

'If you are not able to join the one million sq ft club you will probably be out of the competition.'

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

travellers' checks

Royal appointment

One of Melbourne's most treasured heritage hotels, the Victoria, in the city centre's Little Collins Street, has completed an A$8 million (HK$50 million) makeover designed to bring the 19th-century property into the 21st century.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am