Wednesday, May 25, 2022



Chinese immigration official advises citizens not to leave the country, citing infection risk

The Chinese government on Monday has advised citizens not to leave the country unless necessary, and has also discouraged individuals from traveling overseas for sightseeing or visiting friends. 

Victoria strengthens gaming regulator’s oversight of Crown Resorts

The Victorian government has proposed new legislation that will further enhance the compliance and enforcement powers of its gaming regulator as part of its oversight of Crown Resorts.

Macau operators net debt seen at $25b by end-2022, but all should survive: MS

Macau operators net debt could reach $25 billion by the end of this year if China’s strict zero-Covid policies remain in place, but most will be able to survive 2022, Morgan Stanley analysts wrote.

Saipan regulator thwarted again in bid to hold hearing on IPI license revocation

Imperial Pacific International has won another reprieve against efforts by Saipan’s Casino Control Commission to revoke its license postponed again. 

SJM to guarantee worker jobs in satellite casinos

SJM Holdings has said it will guarantee the jobs of any workers who find themselves unemployed due to the closure of its satellite casinos in Macau.

Shambala moves ahead with Phase 2 development in Russia’s Primorye

Shambala NJSC, which opened a casino in Russia’s Primorye gaming zone in 2020, said it has begun work on the second phase of construction at the resort.

Star Entertainment names acting CEO, interim chairman after O’Neill’s departure

Star Entertainment Group said it was naming Geoff Hogg as its acting CEO and Ben Heap as its interim chairman to fill the void left by the resignation last week of John O’Neill.

Macau weekly GGR surges 100% after post-holiday slump: Bernstein

Macau gross gambling revenue (GGR) doubled sequentially in the latest week, as demand returned following the expected post-Golden Week holiday slump, according to Bernstein Research.

Genting Singapore broadening the player base to target casual players

Genting Singapore plans to broaden its player base to focus on those who play casually for entertainment, Executive Chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay told shareholders.

Macau visitor arrivals in April up 15.2% month-on-month

Visitor arrivals to Macau reached 606,841 in April 2022, a 15.2 percent improvement from March, which was attributable to the easing of entry measures, according to the Statistics and Census Service of Macau (DSEC).