Legal battle between Adelson and Jacobs resumes in US courts

Sands China Ltd.’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its chairman Sheldon Adelson, won’t remain under wraps for much longer if a fired CEO gets his way. Steven

Analysis: There is room for a positive surprise

Momentum rewards those who follow the trend, right up until the moment it turns. Macau’s casinos have been a case in point. High rates of growth, strong cash flows and

Okinawa drops plans to host casinos

The Okinawa prefectural government has decided to drop a plan to attract integrated casino resorts if the country manages to pass a law legalizing gambling, Japan newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Okinawa

SJM holds on to annual and monthly leadership

Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM), which was formed by Stanley Ho, ended 2014 at the top of the leaderboard of gaming operators with a share of just over 23

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – edition no. 2220

*  Macau Daily Times | Person of the year: Andrew W. Scott, Gaming Executive * ‘Sextortion’ case blackmailer identified as policeman * Red sandalwood carvers showcase in MGM * Airasia jet’s crashed into

Casinos slump on reported China illicit fund crackdown

Macau casino stocks plunged in Hong Kong trading after the South China Morning Post reported China will start cracking down on illicit money channeled through the city’s casinos. China’s Ministry of

Corporate Bits: Belvedere Bodka announces partnership with James Bond spectre

To vodka house will release two custom made and limited editions. Belvedere has replaced the iconic Belvedere Palace with the famous MI6 headquarters. The’s signature blue palette will be switched

Spanish jeweler brings new glamor to town

  Glamorous yellow gold and precious stones were brought from Spain to Macau, as the 129-year old jewelry brand Carrera y Carrera expanded its presence in the Greater China area with

15th MSAR anniversary in Beijing | Gaming operators willing to ‘help diversify’ local economy

Gaming operators highlighted Macau’s exponential growth over the past fifteen years, but believe that efforts toward diversifying the MSAR’s economy are now crucial. Representatives of various gaming operators traveled to

Hollywood bows to Chinese censors while courting investors

Hollywood film studios are courting Chinese investors to gain access to the world’s most populous nation, brushing aside concerns that their new partners will seek to censor the next generation

November casino revenue falls for 6th straight month

Casino revenue in the city fell 19.6 percent to 24.27 billion patacas (USD3.04 billion) in November, according to Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. This compared with the median estimate

Gaming revenue to drop by 21 pct in November

Lusa points out that results calculated close to the end of the month are slightly better that what was estimated in mid-November, when gaming sources indicated a 24 percent fall

Gaming | Alert Chinese VIPs flee Vegas tables amid anti-corruption drive

Baccarat winnings on the Las Vegas Strip fell 36 percent to USD97 million in October, echoing declines in Macau where an anti-corruption drive in China has crimped high-end play. Total casino

Jackie Chan brings Sino-American action film to Macau

Part of the action-comedy film Skiptrace is being shot in Macau, featuring Hong Kong’s Jackie Chan, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and American actor Johnny Knoxville, who shot to fame as

Casino Crash | Daiwa sees 7 pct decline in 2015 gaming revenues

Daiwa Securities gaming analyst Jamie Soo predicts that Macau’s Gross Gaming Revenue will decline by 7 pct next year, foreseeing a decline in all three gaming segments. For VIP play,

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – edition no. 2195

• Citi predicts 20 pct drop in Nov * CLASH IN COTAI II: Fighters join public workout session, Pacquiao back in town * HONG KONG: Activists try to storm legislature * MGM art

Corporate Bits | Shell V-Power Nitro+ launched officially in Macau

Shell V-Power Nitro+ is one of the many technical projects that Shell collaborates on with Ferrari, and has gone through Formula One testing conditions to produce a fuel that resembles

The Buzz | Night of laughter: Paul Ogata on Sunday at Lion’s bar

As the city’s only destination for live, English stand-up comedy, MGM is bringing Paul Ogata back “to give guests a night of laughs” on Sunday, November 16, a note from

Corporate Bits | Count Basie Orchestra to perform at the Venetian Macao

Founded by jazz icon William James “Count” Basie in 1935, the “The Swingingest Band in All the Land” has continued to tour and release albums since the death of Basie

Corporate Bits | Macau Eco Trailhiker 2014 tomorrow

Sands China Macau Eco TrailHiker 2014 is a large-scale group-hiking challenge event in Macau. Organized by Macau TrailHiker Ltd., the event has been title-sponsored by Sands China Ltd. for four

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