Macau

VIP baccarat revenue in Macau reached MOP 35.8 billion (US$4.5 billion) in the second quarter of 2017, representing a year-on-year rise of 34.8 percent.

Gross gaming revenue in Macau continued to see a year-on-year increase over the last week (July 10-16), reaching MOP4.8 billion (US$597.2 million), a 35 percent increase over a similar period in 2016, according to Bernstein.

Junket operator SunCity has sent a warning message to its agents and customers highlighting the risks associated with moving funds across the border to China.

Macau’s Legislative Assembly has passed a bill making it mandatory for casinos to upgrade or set up smoking lounges on their casino floors.

Two Taiwanese men returning from a gambling trip to Macau have been detained for questioning after attempting to enter the country with US$400,000.

Gambling-related kidnappings and arson saw a significant hike over the past twelve months in Macau, says the director of the Judiciary Police, Chau Wai Kuong.

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have arrested another 15 alleged members of a Mainland-linked loan-sharking ring.

Chairman of the Macau Gaming Information Association, Mr Charlie Choi, has been found guilty of violating Macau’s privacy laws, and has been sentenced to six months in prison.

The Macau government is looking at the possibility of amending the terms and conditions relating to the refreshment of gaming rights for Macau’s current gaming concessions and sub-concessions.

Gross gaming revenue for the first week of July (1-9) reached a total of MOP 6.8 million, bringing month-to-date ADR to MOP 755 million, according to a report from Bernstein on Monday.

Pages