Vietnamese locals will be required to meet a certain monthly income level in order to be permitted to gamble at local casinos, according to the latest draft decree.
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Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau director Paulo Martins Chan says more time is needed before the regulator can decide on a proposed tax hike for gaming operators.
VIP baccarat revenue grew 12.6 percent year-on-year to MOP 33.3 billion (US$4.2 billion) in 16Q4, according to data from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
Macau ADR in the past week (January 9 - 15) slowed down to MOP 614 million (US$76.9 million), down 4 percent from the week preceding, said Bernstein in a note on Monday.
A union representing employees of Macau casino operator SJM Holdings has gathered nearly 8,000 signatures for a 5 to 7 percent salary hike
Stronger than expected gaming revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016, along with improvements in VIP and mass play could see Macau achieving gaming revenue growth of 6 percent in 2017, says analysts from Morningstar.
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