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Macau November GGR at $374mln, down 23% sequentially, 55% annually

Macau’s gross gaming revenue for the month of November continued its dismal trend, with GGR coming in at just MOP2.99 billion ($374.23 million). The figure is a 23.08 percent monthly drop and a 55.56 percent yearly drop.

Sands China restructuring capital of Macau subsidiary to comply with gaming law

Sands China is restructuring the share capital and management of its concession-detaining subsidiary in Macau, the second company to announce such a restructuring following the government’s granting of provisional 10-year gaming concessions to the six incumbent operators.

Macau October hotel occupancy rate up sequentially, at 41.8%

Macau hotels’ average occupancy rate in October improved by some 4.2 percentage points when compared to the previous month, reaching 41.8 percent, despite registering a 3-percentage point fall year-on-year.

Sri Lanka to create an action plan to set up casino regulatory authority

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Finance has been tasked with submitting an action plan to set up a casino regulatory authority, as the nation aims to verify whether its current casino licensees are paying taxes.

Macau cluster prompts mass rapid antigen testing of whole population

Macau’s latest COVID cluster continues to increase, with authorities identifying even more cases linked to an infected taxi driver, leading to three days of mass home testing of the population.

Macau Legend back in compliance with HKEX listing rules after appointing company representative

Macau Fisherman’s Wharf operator, Macau Legend Development, says that it has appointed a company secretary and authorized representative, clearing it of non-compliance rules for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

AUSTRAC serves The Star with statement of claim, penalty amount not detailed

Australian casino operator The Star says that it has been served with a statement of claim from the nation’s financial crimes watchdog AUSTRAC, which is ‘commencing civil penalty proceedings in relation to alleged contraventions of obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act’.

Alvin Chau defense: proxy betting revenue so low, illogical to risk conducting illegal operation

The defense of former Suncity head Alvin Chau claims that there is no evidence that the junket boss had received any revenue from companies allegedly involved in proxy betting, and that the scale of Suncity Group’s business made it inconceivable that Chau would need to be involved in such illegal activity.

Macau gaming-related crime halves in the first nine months of 2022

Macau authorities say that ‘gaming-related’ crime was down by 48.8 percent in the first nine months of the year, with just 257 crimes registered during the period.

Number of employees in the Macau gaming sector falls in 2Q22

The number of employees in Macau's gaming sector fell by 2,176 in the second quarter, when compared to the same period of 2021.