the buzz: UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy’s parents

U.K. prosecutors are withdrawing the arrest warrant in the case of a British couple who took their 5-year-old son out of the country in hopes of getting a new type

GAMING | New Jersey casino goes dark after just 2 years

Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City’s struggling casino market. But the USD2.4 billion resort went

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CHINA Three prisoners including a death row inmate killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped in a rare jailbreak in northeastern China early yesterday, prompting a manhunt that later

UNOFFICIAL REFERENDUM | ‘I don’t think I’m safe in Macau,’ says Jason Chao

Political activist Jason Chao does not feel safe in Macau, he told reporters yesterday. The president of the Open Macau Society, one of the associations organizing an unofficial poll on

Chinese Estates to sell Moon Ocean to Joseph Lau

A Chinese Estates announcement revealed that the provisional consideration payable under the Moon Ocean sales and purchase agreement is approximately HKD4,830.20 million. Nevertheless, it stated that the transaction would not take

GAMING | Single mom leads labor protests against casinos

Cloee Chao remembers when she first decided to challenge the billionaires of the world’s largest gambling hub. The 34-year-old single mother of two was working in a Macau casino in

Raising the region’s visibility through entertainment

As a next wave of Cotai resorts is being shaped, various operators are looking to expand their non-gaming offering by providing arenas and theatres, trying to rival Sands China, which

SSM receives smoking room floor plans from 39 casinos

The six casino operators in Macau made the suggestion to set up smoking rooms in their mass areas last year, a measure adopted by the government. Alongside the establishment of smoking

Green group criticizes gov’t background noise standard

The Macau government has published a directory of outdoor background noises that serves as part of the Prevention and Control of Environmental Noise Law (the Noise Law). However, a local environmental

Report says LRT could save over 30 minutes on daily commute

It found that the LRT phase one and phase two will be able to generate an economic benefit ranging from MOP15.8 billion to MOP16.4 billion between 2014 and 2025. The report