Gaming | Paradise expands casinos as Chinese pack halls amid curbs

Paradise Co., South Korea’s largest operator of casinos for foreigners, is increasing gambling space to cater for a boom in Chinese visitors, even as China cracks down on foreign casinos

Gaming | Vietnam: Van Don casino-resort to be licensed soon, Macau investors may be interested

The selection of investors for the Van Don airport and an integrated casino and resort complex in the northern province of Quang Ninh is nearing its conclusion, as the local

Suncity chairman | VIPs irreplaceable, full-smoking ban to cause 16 pct drop

Although the closure of some VIP rooms in Macau was to be “expected,” the mass market will not be able to replace the VIP sector, according to Suncity Group owner

Audit report | University of Macau failed to better manage public resources

“UM’s actions are a clear breaching of the government’s social housing policy principle, while going against the principle of good management of public resources,” it reads. Through the report, the commission

UM’s vast new campus runs ‘similarly to a city’

After one year of operation of the University of Macau (UM)’s new Hengqin campus, Rui Martins rejects allegations that students and staff are more isolated in their new surroundings. “You can’t

Mainland student interviews | ‘Here we have Facebook and Twitter’

UM’s relocation hasn’t solved its alleged lack of student diversity (80 percent are locals) and insufficient internationalization, two issues that some scholars and students deem to be the institution’s biggest

Gov’t flags expansion of Consumer Council authority

The Macau government’s inter-departmental task group, responsible for reviewing local consumer protection legislation, has released a consultation conclusion report. The group has found that the majority of opinions support the

Over 31,000 non-resident workers forced to leave the city

Between April 2010 and January this year, 31,012 non-resident workers were not allowed to work in Macau for a period of six months. The measure was applied to 12,285 non-resident

Public housing residents concerned with possible gas leakage

The residents of public housing project Edificio da Alameda da Tranquilidade have voiced their concerns over the safety of their building’s gas pipelines. According to a report by MDT yesterday, residents

IACM to roll out one-off wholesaling

Other opinions detailed in the consultation report include the suggestion that the government should further regulate fresh food prices in the wholesale market. The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau’s executive

Top Rank producer Brad Jacobs: ‘We found an incredible home with wonderful people in Macau’

From zero to seven, Macau’s Cotai Arena has staged an array of high-profile boxing events that were expected to be authentic Las Vegas-like experiences. In less than two years, the

Frank Stallone at Bellini: a love for music that is ‘far from over’

American singer and songwriter Frank Stallone knew from an early age that music would be his thing. It’s really a love that is “far from over,” as the song he

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ shows confirmed

Macau, as part of a tour that also visits Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia, will see the production played at the Venetian Theatre from

BRIEFS: 3 hospitalized after apartment fire

The authorities are still trying to identify a woman who was sent to hospital after being found standing outside a burning residential apartment in Fai Chi Kei in the early

Closed-door meetings on domestic violence

“There isn’t a specific need to open the meetings to the public. The importance that society is putting on this bill cannot be used as an argument. So the majority

Portuguese researcher re-launches ‘Timeline of Macau History’

History professor and researcher Beatriz Basto da Silva has launched a new edition of her book ‘Timeline of Macau History,” comprising the history of Macau from the 16th century up

Investment | A good time to bet on Macau’s gaming stocks?

Macau’s gaming revenue slumped for the eighth consecutive month in January. However, as experts say a rebound is due in the second half of the year, some analysts have made

43 pct of taxis fail roadside emission tests

The bureau revealed that in 2014, the authorities conducted the test on 51 taxis and found that 22 of them fell below the emission standard, with an overall passing rate

Alexis Tam joins global tourism meeting in Cambodia

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, has taken part in the first ever World Conference on Tourism and Culture. The meeting, organized by the United Nations World Tourism

China clamps down on foreign casinos wooing Chinese gamblers

China is starting a crackdown to stop foreign casinos from luring its citizens to gamble overseas, as the government extends its campaign against corruption that’s already prompted high-stakes gamblers to

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