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Macau expects MOP 91 billion in gaming taxes in 2020

The Macau government expects to receive MOP91 billion (US$11.3 million) in Special Gaming Taxes, making up for around 74.5 percent of total tax revenue...

Fitch downgrades Macau due to “mainland China exposure”

Fitch Ratings has revised its rating outlook for Macau from ‘Stable’ to ‘Negative’ due to the territory’s increased “mainland Chinese exposure.”

Macau GGR remains weak through mid-month

Bernstein Research estimates that there has been no improvement in December GGR through mid-month with the figure at MOP10.8 billion, down 16 percent year-on-year.

Emily Io: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Emily IoSenior VP of Sales, Walker Digital Table SystemsWhen did you arrive in Macau and in what capacity? I returned to Macau from the U.S....

Chris Rogers: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Chris Rogers When did you come to Macau and in what capacity? I have been travelling to Macau since about 2003 and moved permanently in 2006...

Visitor arrivals to fall short of estimates in 2019

MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said that visitor arrival will likely fall short of the 40 million visitor arrival estimate, which was...

Fiona Dennehy: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Fiona Dennehy SVP - Main Floor Gaming, Wynn Palace When did you arrive in Macau and in what capacity? I arrived in September 2005 as the...

Dennis Andreaci: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Dennis Andreaci Managing Director, Andreaci Consulting The first Sands Macau people were some of the first foreigners to come to Macau. When we arrived, we...

Michael Hu: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Michael Hu President -  Asia Pacific, Interblock Gaming When did you arrive in Macau and in what capacity? I arrived in 2005, working for Interblock as a...

Ted Chan: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Ted Chan COO - Japan Development, Galaxy Entertainment Group When did you first arrive in Macau and in what capacity? I arrived in Macau in 2003 and...

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Donaco replaces its CFO

In yet another leadership change at Australia-based Donaco International, CFO Chong Kwong Yang left the company after six years of service, replaced by Gordon Lo.

Bernstein sees flat GGR growth for January

A note from Bernstein Research predicted that year-on-year growth in January GGR would likely come in at the -1 percent to +2 percent level, or roughly the same as seen in 2019.

DraftKings merger leaves Kambi out in the cold

Fantasy sports company DraftKings has announced a three-way deal that will see the company become publicly listed next year and absorb gaming technology firm SBTech. The deal also leaves the Kambi Group, with which DraftKings had renewed its technology partnership in August, out in the cold.

Blue Whale acquisition of Aquis at risk of termination

Blue Whale Entertainment’s proposed acquisition of Aquis Entertainment may be terminated due to a lengthy approval process by the ACT gaming regulator. First announced in...

Hokkaido’s IR withdrawal might be a deception

On November 29 of last year, Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki announced that his prefecture would not be participating in the IR race, citing the several years it would take to complete environmental preparations at the Tomakomai site. However, parts of the Japanese media are reporting that, in fact, not only is Hokkaido actually still in the race, but that they are being sized up as one of the three eventual winners.