Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Macau visitor arrivals gain 19 percent in August

Visitor numbers to Macau rose 18.7 percent in August, lead by growth from Mainland China, according to information from the Statistics and Census Service.

Gladstone steps down as Ainsworth CEO, to stay with company

Ainsworth Game Technology said Danny Gladstone has chosen to give up his role as CEO, but will remain with the company in another capacity.

Twelve firms submit Yokohama IR information

A dozen companies submitted plans and information to the Yokohama municipal government before the RFI deadline last Friday. Among these, eight were international IR operators, two were domestic property developers, and two were other kinds of Japanese firms.

VIP GGR to benefit from room openings: Bernstein

Macau’s overall gross gambling revenue is likely to rise about 3 percent to 4 percent in September after disruptions caused by Typhoon Mangkhut, though VIP revenue in the coming week may get a boost from new room openings, Bernstein Research says.

Crown reports strong interest for Sydney residences

Crown reports strong interest for Sydney residences

Macau hotels still serving sharks fin

Only nine out of 33 hotels have completely removed sharks fin from their menus, Macau News Agency reported marine conservation society BLOOM Hong Kong as saying.

Sands employees get advanced problem gambling training

Nearly 100 Sands China team members attended the company’s annual advanced responsible gaming training programme, which is the only one in Macau offered in coordination with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Operators woo Japan local governments

The season has come for the sixteen or seventeen interested IR operators to concretely develop their strategies to woo local governments and to position themselves to be chosen as partners.

Operators eye innovation as retail pops

Alongside a rebound in gross gaming revenue, Macau is enjoying a boom in retail sales, with operators seeking to drive further growth through innovative concepts, such as pop-up shops and retail cafes.

IR cafe opens in Osaka

The nation’s first “IR Cafe” has opened in the Kitashinchi entertainment district of Osaka, providing local people with the sights and sounds of the sort of casino that they might experience from the mid-2020s, but without the wagering.

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