Corporate Bits | Galaxy receives gaming awards

Galaxy Entertainment Group won two awards at the International Gaming Awards (IGA) ceremony in London last week, the gaming operator announced in a statement.

The group was named Casino Operator of the Year Australia/Asia in the fifth time that GEG has received the award.

In addition, Galaxy Macau won the Integrated Resort of the Year award for the third year running.

It also marks the eighth consecutive year that GEG has been honored by the IGA.

IGA is regarded as the “Oscars” of the gaming industry and serves to highlight the achievements of outstanding online and land-based operators globally.

Francis Lui, vice-chairman of GEG, pledged, “We will continue to deliver quality product offerings and memorable customer experiences to our guests across our properties in Macau. Additionally, we are committed to promoting our brand around the world through our expansion plans, such as Hengqin and Japan.”

Local banks visit Lusophone countries to promote financial platform

Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU) and Bank of China – Macau Branch (BOC) were part of a delegation, headed by the Monetary Authority of Macao, to three Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa last month: Mozambique, Angola and Cape Verde.

The delegation sought to promote Macau as a financial platform between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, fostering the use of the RMB in financial transactions between the parties.

This visit was also intended to gather information about current conditions on the use of the Chinese currency in said countries, including existing obstacles and opportunities.

According to a statement issued by BNU, during the visit BNU was also invited to participate in a seminar, organized by BOC in Angola, with the theme “Macau – RMB Clearing Center for the Portuguese Speaking Countries.”

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