Good Morning. Macau is continuing to digest the finer points of the new gaming law published on Tuesday. Although some of the measures came as a “surprise” to analysts, they were not seen as a game-changer when it comes to the fundamental outlook. All signs are the government is full-steam ahead.


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Macau’s draft gaming bill contained some surprises but overall weren’t considered as thesis-changing by analysts at J.P. Morgan, who retain their bullish stance on the stocks. 

Save the date of the 24th of January – when the Macau gaming law gets its first hearing in the race against time to amend legislation ahead of the public tender for the concessions.

Genting H.K. filed for bankruptcy protection in a Bermuda court after efforts to find a solution with creditors failed and said it expects to run out of cash on hand by the end of this month.

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Gaming law contained surprises, but not thesis-changing

Macau’s draft gaming bill contained some surprises but overall weren’t considered as thesis-changing by analysts at J.P. Morgan, who retain their bullish stance on the stocks. The main uncertainty to come out of the detailed draft that was released on Tuesday was the requirement for a minimum level of GGR per machine and table. The government will formalize a cap for each operator in terms of numbers of tables and machines.


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