Good morning. Faces, beautiful faces. That’s what we’ll be seeing more of in Macau as casinos are dropping their mask mandates for both clients and employees, after the government relaxed its masking requirements from Monday. Meanwhile, Ainsworth has seen a strong 1H23, boosted mostly by its non-Australian business, with profit up to $3.96 million. And in Cambodia, Century Entertainment has inked a new 5-year deal to operate mass market tables at the new casino in Dara Sakor.
What you need to know
- Macau casinos are dropping their mask mandates for clients and employees, providing a boost to the city’s ‘safe’ image.
- Ainsworth has recorded a strong profit increase in 1H23, topping $3.96 million, as revenue rose to $83.38 million.
- Century Entertainment has signed a new 5-year deal for eight gaming tables at the new casino in Dara Sakor, Cambodia.
On the radar
- Crane appoints new CFO for Crane NXT ahead of company split in April.
- Shin Hwa expects to narrow FY22 loss by up to 85 percent.
- VICI acquisition of MGM Grand/Mandalay Bay boosted 4Q22 results.
- Vietnam’s Royal Casino Halong reports $2.57 million loss in 2022.
- Australian gambling harm services being blocked online: report.
Macau casinos dropping mask mandates
Casinos in Macau are dropping mask mandates for clients and employees, after the government moved to eliminate mask requirements for outdoor events and in public departments. The move is expected to improve Macau’s image as a safe gambling destination, however experts believe that casino employees may still opt to use masks proactively to avoid risk.
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- QTech Games bolsters its offering with SA Gaming integration.
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