Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sands China further narrows loss in Q2, but pandemic continues to shadow

Macau casino operator Sands China continues to display recovery signals, with a narrower loss of $166 million in the second quarter of 2021, though LVS’ chairman says the company continues to suffer from the economic effects of the pandemic.
Clairvest, Wakayama

Clairvest officially approved as Wakayama IR partner

The Wakayama prefectural government has officially approved Clairvest Neem Venture’s plans to develop an integrated resort in the city. 
Singapore, Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands casino closed until Aug 5

A new cluster of the rampant delta Covid-19 strain has been detected at the Marina Bay Sands casino, forcing it to temporarily close in order to break the chain of infection. 
Interblock

Interblock gets orders for 123 play stations in the Philippines

Interblock said it has received orders for 123 play stations in the Philippines from three casinos, including the soon to open Nustar Resort & Casino on Cebu. 

Asian nations continue to struggle with Covid

Asian nations are still struggling to fight the pandemic, as new data emerges of infection rates and record numbers of cases.
Grand Lisboa Palace

Grand Lisboa Palace to open by Sept., event dates show

The long-awaited Grand Lisboa Palace, Macau legacy gaming operator SJM Resorts' property on the Cotai strip, still does not have an announced opening date, but at an event on Wednesday, the company indicated that it was planning to host an art exhibition at the venue starting from September 1st.

Macau restricts entry from Nanjing due to outbreaks

Authorities in the Mainland Chinese city of Nanjing have urged citizens not to leave the city unless necessary, after numerous airport workers tested positive for coronavirus.

SJM donates $1.2m to Zhengzhou flood relief efforts

SJM Resorts, S.A. announced a donation of MOP 10 million to support flood relief efforts in Zhengzhou of Henan, China, which has been devastated by severe flooding from the most powerful rainstorm on record. 
Crown resorts, casino

Crown stock slips as investors ponder potential license loss

Shares in Crown Resorts slipped for a second day as analysts begin to mull the impact of the potential loss of a casino license at the company’s flagship property in Melbourne.

Aristocrat partners with Everi on CashClub Wallet

Aristocrat Technologies, a unit of Aristocrat Leisure Limited, announced a partnership with Everi Holdings to integrate Oasis 360 with Everi’s digital CashClub Wallet.

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