Consolidation of the bases and advancement in adversity was the thrust of Macau Chief Executive’s policy address for 2021, though it gave little away when it came to the current pillar of the economy - the gaming industry.
Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.
The Tak Chun Group said it has been offering "ex-gratia" payments to staff who voluntarily leave the company for a limited time. "We believe that this scheme offers our staff a viable option for planning ahead under the current market condition," it said.
The Australian Medical Association (WA), Australian Council on Smoking and Health WA and Cancer Council WA are calling on Crown Perth to make its high-roller gaming areas at the casino entirely smoke-free. The group has stopped smoking in its Melbourne casino VIP areas for a period of two weeks to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.