Sands China tops All Asia Dealers Championship

The Sands China teams, made up of three members each, participated in all three tournament categories of baccarat, blackjack and roulette, competing against teams from Macau, Singapore, the Philippines and

Labor issues | Gov’t to tighten construction workers’ visa permits

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, reveled on Saturday that the authorities will shorten the workers’ permitted period of stay, three months prior to the construction’s projected completion;

Susana Chou lambasts top officials policymaking

Macau’s former Legislative Assembly president Susana Chou lashed out at the city’s major officials last Saturday on her blog, criticizing their “inaction” and “recklessness” for causing continuous administrative errors over

GAMING | G2E Asia | Social casino games can help land-based operators’ branding

Social casino games are helping land-based gaming operators spread their brand name and Macau operators might consider going into social gaming, said Kevin Li, CEO of Inteplay, a software company

Statistics | Tourism Fewer visitors in April

The number of visitors from mainland China dropped by 6.4 pct year-on-­year to 1,632,673, although those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme rose slightly by 0.5 pct. DSEC said in a

Mainland workmen rally over compensation dispute

About a hundred construction workers from the mainland have rallied over a compensation dispute after being sacked from the Parisian Hotel’s construction site. Fearing the contractors would send

Inquiry dismisses structural issues

The investigation conducted by the Infrastructure Development Office into the public housing complex Edificio Koi Nga, situated in the Seac Pai Van area, found only “quality flaws” instead of possible

Customs authority rebuffs claim over book confiscation

The customs authority that oversees the Gongbei border denied the accusation made by the president of the  New Macau Association, Sulu Sou, that the authorities have confiscated all his copies

Education | DSEJ intends to penalize parents of school dropouts

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) intends to introduce penalties into the compulsory education regime for parents who are considered responsible for their children dropping out of school. The bureau’s

Patients struggle to get new Hepatitis C treatment in Macau

Learning that a silent killer has slowly taken control of your body is one shocking revelation. But Hepatitis C patients have recently received life-changing news: a new effective – yet

Former CEO’s lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada

A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded

Gaming | 150 new tables granted to operator

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. led gains in casino shares after the government of Macau said in a statement it approved 150 new gaming tables for a gambling resort operator that’s

Ask the Vet | 5 Most Dangerous Side Effects of Pet Medicines

Gastrointestinal Side Effects The long-term use of NSAIDs (such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin) in dogs can cause ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract. NSAIDs are dog medicines that mainly help in

Nature | Macau’s new panda pair to meet public on June 1

During the closed period, the staff will conduct intensive cleaning and disinfection, as well as conducting opening rehearsals. Meanwhile, the facility will be updated to provide visitors with better services. In

Equatorial Guinea hopes to join Forum Macau

Equatorial Guinea wants to join Forum Macau and “apparently it has China’s blessing,” a diplomatic source told the Times. The membership of Eq. Guinea, a Franco-Lusophone-Spanish country, “may be formalized

Q&A with Andrew Scott, CEO of World Gaming Group | ‘Marketing and competition is heating up’

The World Gaming Group, which publishes World Gaming Magazine (WGM), has recently acquired Must Read Publications, the publisher of Inside Asian Gaming magazine. In an interview with The Times, Andrew

G2E Asia | Online gaming hacking threats growing

  As online gaming attracts countless gamblers across the world, businesses operating these services have also been subject to further hacking threats, namely distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS), said Tony Teo, Regional

Gov’t invites parental involvement for teenage anti-drug efforts

Parental involvement plays a crucial role in the government’s anti-drug campaign directed at local youth, who nowadays have moved away from using outdoor venues to their own private homes when

Extradition treaty between SARs to be signed this year

The upcoming extradition treaty between Macau and Hong Kong along with a mutual legal assistance agreement will be signed this year, the director of the Law Reform and International Law

Inflation in April declines year-on-year

Compared to the same month in 2014, a notable increase was observed mainly in terms of housing, fuels, health and food and non-alcoholic beverages; these were explained in a manner

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