Stanley Ho

Stanley Ho, born on November 25, 1921, also known as Ho Hung Sun, Stanley Ho Hung Sun, is a Hong Kong and Macanese business magnate. Ho is nicknamed "The King of Gambling", a reference the government-granted monopoly he held on the Macau gambling industry for 40 years.

Stanley Ho's Jetstar move highlights folly of express rail link to Shenzhen

The government is using HK$67 billion of public funds to link Hong Kong with the mainland's high speed rail network. Photo: Xinhua

Who has the greater business acumen, Macau gambling mogul Stanley Ho and his minions, or the Hong Kong government? Ho's track record speaks for itself. Despite losing its monopoly 10 years ago, his casino company, SJM Holdings, has gone from strength to strength, generating three-figure earnings growth year after year.

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Stanley Ho's Sociedade de Jogos de Macau held the only casino licences in Macau until 2002. Photo: Robert Ng

Media attention on Stanley Ho Hung-sun fixates on his colourful personal life and family, and the acrimonious battle over his assets a couple years back.

Lest we forget, Ho also founded Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM), the pioneer casino operator in Macau, on which he built a highly profitable Macau-Hong Kong conglomerate spanning gaming, property and transport.

7 May 2015 - 4:43pm

Casino chiefs fearful after run of attacks

Casino executives in Macau have boosted their personal security after one of the city's most colourful gaming bosses was maimed in a vicious gang attack and three casino customers were murdered in the space of two weeks.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Stanley Ho relative sues airline over HK$9m debt

A relative of Macau gaming tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun is suing Hong Kong Express Airways, an airline Ho partly owns, over a HK$9.8 million debt.

In a writ filed with the High Court, Chan Ung Iok, sister of Ho's third wife, Ina Chan Un Chan, says the airline failed to repay the debt since last year despite her repeated requests.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The house of Ho

'I would call it all second to garbage,' says Robert Ho Hung-ngai, with a self-deprecating laugh, after an hour recollecting his life.

The journalist-cum-philanthropist, who turns 80 this year, belongs to the third generation of the Hotung family, the Eurasian clan that has left its mark many times over in the history of Hong Kong and, for a period, the mainland.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK stars flop badly in soggy conditions

Hong Kong horses drew a blank in the return leg of the interport trophy on a soft surface that heavily favoured front runners, but the visitors at least salvaged something from the day as Olivier Doleuze surged to an emotional and dominant Macau Derby victory.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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Hong Kong's chief executive circus may have a new leading man

The chief executive election has descended into such a farce that we now have actor Andy Lau fending off suggestions from online users and fellow celebrities that he should run in the chief executive race.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New World's Cheng climbs Forbes rich list

Property tycoon Cheng Yu-tung made the most gains on the latest Forbes rich list even though real estate developers have been hit hardest in the economic slowdown.

The executive chairman of New World Development is the No 4 richest person in Hong Kong following the listing of his firm's jewellery retail arm, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, last month.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Donations surpass HK$10m as generosity defies gloom

Generous Hongkongers have defied the economic gloom to raise more than HK$10 million to help needy people through Operation Santa Claus.

The money, raised by scores of individuals and organisations since mid-November, will help thousands of people in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Gambling as usual up North for Emperor Group casino

What will happen to the Emperor - that is, the Emperor Hotel and Casino in Rason, North Korea?

Owned by Hong Kong businessman Albert Yeung Sau-shing's Emperor Group, in 2001 the hotel was one of the first foreign businesses to make inroads in the isolated nation.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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Now chief secretary's car gets in on the double-parking act

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The Pavilions, Phuket

What is it? A luxurious and secluded Thai resort on a shaded hillside in Phuket's Cherngtalay district, comprising 48 pool villas, completely and utterly given over to encouraging its patrons to make like bunnies.

7 May 2015 - 4:43pm

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The Philippines as perilous as Syria? Or is government playing politics?

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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Being rich can shorten your life expectancy on the mainland

Being a Chinese billionaire carries not inconsiderable risks. Mainland authorities executed 14 billionaires over the past eight years, reports Bloomberg, citing the New Culture News newspaper.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Just one of the boys

Josie Ho Chiu-yee is dressed in a light denim dress hanging loosely on her petite frame. She looks a little frazzled after non-stop interviews throughout the afternoon in the showroom upstairs from Diesel's flagship store on Queen's Road Central.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am