OUTSHINING THE CAPITAL

Some might think that Lyon’s cuisine is less glitzy and glamorous than Parisian gastronomy. I could not entirely agree, because to me personally, I believe that there are sophisticated chefs

Mayweather says NFL should have kept Rice penalty

Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he believes the NFL should have stuck with its original discipline of Ray Rice, saying the league was overly influenced by new video showing

Corporate Bits | HK diva Liza Wang performs at the Venetian

The entertainment queen kick started the concert by singing one of her famous songs “Beautiful Entertainment World,” to welcome her Macau audience. The diva then continued to energize fans with

Corporate Bits | Sands Macao eptember wine tasting event

September’s wine tasting event at Sands Macao brings to its guests selected high quality wines, including the Aventura white and red, produced by Spanish wine maker Susana Esteban who has

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

Casino revenue misses estimates on China graft probes

Macau casino revenue was worse than analysts estimated in August, falling a third straight month as China’s anti-graft campaign curbed gambling by VIPs. Casino shares dropped. Total gross gaming revenue in

Corporate Bits | World gaming group elects new chairman

Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of World Gaming’s presence in Macau, this is the first in a series of upcoming appointments in the senior management and executive staff of WGG,

Corporate Bits | Melco invites youth volunteers to distribute mooncakes

To give this annual tradition a meaningful touch, Melco Crown Entertainment invited over 20 local youths – who are just turning 18 this year, and are participants of the Adult

Chef Bertrand Esnault brings Lyonnaise cuisine to Aux Beaux Arts

French chef Bertrand Esnault has joined his former protégé Elie Khalife at MGM’s Aux Beaux Arts restaurant to celebrate true Lyonnaise cuisine. Until Sunday, both chefs will be creating a

First protest against all gaming operators, FMG announces industrial action targeting SJM

During the event, some demonstrators broke through the police line. They also gathered outside Grand Lisboa, demanding to see the SJM chief executive officer, Ambrose So. The protestors first started

World Views: Japan plays game of growth roulette with casinos

MGM Resorts is looking over Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market as a site for a giant casino. The jokes, of course, are on the obvious side. More than humor is

International lion dance troupes take part in local championship

This year, the Lion Dance Championship features 24 lion dance troupes from 10 different countries and regions such as mainland China, HK, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines

Bowie: Housing migrant staff is ‘complex’

Commenting on the recent labor protests, Bowie stressed: “I think our salary is competitive. Some of the discussions are about other benefits and services and I think we need to

Galaxy to add 8,000 jobs for new casino, earnings top estimates

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., the Macau casino operator that made Lui Che Woo a billionaire, will increase its workforce by 50 percent to staff a new casino after posting earnings

Michelin chef brings a bang to Macau

Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey will be visiting MGM Macau from today until August 24, bringing with him his sushi creations. Born in Japan and having begun his culinary training in 1996

Corporate Bits | Grand Hyatt Macau crisp and chic mooncakes gift box

The ‘Crisp & Chic Mooncakes’ Lobby Boutique in the lobby of Grand Hyatt Macau is open until 8 September, between 12:00 noon and 10:00 pm. Gift coupons can be purchased

Thursday, August 14, 2014 – edition no. 2129

* SOHO is on! New dining district lights up City of Dreams * MGM plans Cotai mansion and sky lofts * Lawmakers pass bill on environmental noise * Ronaldo double clinches Super Cup   DOWNLOAD

Gaming alert | USJ touts Harry Potter wizardry to win Japan casino partners

  USJ Co. is counting on its cachet turning around a failing Universal Studios theme park in Japan to win a partnership with a foreign casino operator, as the country edges

Corporate Bits | CTM and Air Macau announce strategic partnership

The campaign, which was announced yesterday, features a joint Air Macau and CTM offer of air ticket discounts for CTM customers “as a recognition of their long term support over

Monday, August 11, 2014 – edition no. 2126

*  EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MEL HANSEN | MGM Cotai obtains full building plan approval * Next wave of casino resorts may increase problem gambling * Guangzhou-Macau by helicopter * Obama says Iraq intervention

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