Macau

Casino operator Wynn Macau Ltd has announced that it would issue a ‘winter bonus’ to eligible workers on January 13, according to an internal notice from the company.

Gambling is still the main reason for Chinese visitation to Macau, with most planning to spend even more, or at least the same amount on their next visit, according to a proprietary survey conducted by Bernstein Research.

SHFL Entertainment (Asia) Limited earlier this week announced the completion of its merger with US-based Scientific Games Corporation, and will be subsequently changing its name to SG Gaming Asia Limited.

Nearly 300 workers held a demonstration on Monday, demanding an increase in wages from Macau’s six major gaming operators.

Over the years, G2E Asia has gained a high reputation from Macau government, regulators, casino operators and suppliers in Asia.

SJM Holdings executive director Angela Leong doesn’t believe the opening of casinos in Japan will have a strong effect on Macau.

Melco Crown’s latest leadership appointments represent a “significant change” in its operational organizational structure, said Bernstein in a note on Monday.

Macau has posted a particularly strong start to the new year, reporting a ADR of MOP 715 million, a 31 percent increase over December’s ADR, said Bernstein in a note on Monday.

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. has announced a number of new appointments to its leadership team, including chief marketing and brand officer Mr Frederic Winckler, said the operator in a recent press release.

Macau’s Judiciary Police (PJ) have arrested 23 suspects for their alleged involvement in the use of illegally-modified UnionPay card payment terminals which allows clients to withdraw cash.

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