Macau

The number of casino exclusion applications in Macau grew 7.1 percent in 2017, reaching a total of 376 in the year.

Asia’s gambling industry is heading into 2018 on a firmer footing than it has for several years, with most major markets having chalked up strong growth in 2017, though China and its policies will continue to be the main driver when it comes to performance.

 

Asia’s gambling industry is heading into 2018 on a firmer footing than it has for several years, with most major markets having chalked up strong growth in 2017, though China and its policies will continue to be the main driver when it comes to performance. Although economies around the region are growing, creating bigger middle classes with greater spending power, China and its huge outbound tourism sector will continue to dominate the region's casino sector and the preferences of its swelling mass market will be key. 

 



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Macau police are searching for a dealer who reportedly stole close to HK$48 million (US$6.1 million) worth of casino chips from Wynn Macau, local media reports.

The Macau SAR saw total visitor arrivals grow 5.4 percent in 2017, reaching 32.6 million, said the head of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes on Wednesday.

Sands China team members and executives visited residents of Navegantes Street and Lai Chi Vun in Coloane Wednesday.

The Macau legislature passed the outline of a bill on Tuesday, which proposes that no gaming projects will be allowed on newly reclaimed land in Macau.

Macau’s gaming regulator published a breakdown of Macau GGR for the fourth quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, revealing higher than expected mass performance and decelerated VIP growth in the quarter.

The second week of January saw stronger GGR numbers, says brokerage firm Bernstein, which has revised up its GGR estimate for the month.

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd is proud to announce the winning of three Hotelier of the Year for 2017 awards at the prestigious BMW Hotelier Awards, an annual award presentation for the hospitality sector.

A group of gaming workers from Wynn Macau have submitted a petition to the MSAR government complaining of Wynn’s alleged tolerance of clients’ illegal smoking.

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