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

Wynn, Galaxy lead casino slump on slowing mass market growth

Wynn Macau, a unit of Wynn Resorts Ltd., fell to almost a three- year low before ending down 7.6 percent at HKD29.35 at the close of trading in Hong Kong. Galaxy

Teenagers taste one day of work

The participating youth, including children or siblings of MGM team members, and young people from different local schools, referred via Sheng Kung Hui Macau and YMCA, can get a sense

Analysis | Gaming sector labor strains set to intensify

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts together reported labor compensation costs of USD50 million in their Macau casinos last quarter. Casino industry analysts believe that another four operators (Galaxy Entertainment, MGM

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 – edition no. 2113

* Future Mozambique consul allegedly expelled from Portugal in diplomatic row * MGM announces interim results * Paul Phua due to appear in US federal court * Major shareholder leaves recently-launched weekly DOWNLOAD

Slowly licensing the next wave of Cotai resorts

Wynn Macau seems to be one of the luckiest so far, having been granted a superstructure construction license, while Sociedade de Jogos de Macau holds a foundation construction license, the

Online gambling guru jet departure to Las Vegas shrouded in mystery

Malaysian businessman and alleged member of Hong Kong’s 14K triad Wei Seng “Paul” Phua was detained and released on bail in Macau last month. His departure from here in a

Corporate Bits | Ten elderly couples take first set of wedding photos at Grande Praça

Ten elderly couples from Vui Fai Elderly Service Centre (Centro de Dia “Brilho da Vida”), who are all aged 65 years old and above and have been married for more

Award recognizes outstanding teenagers in Macau

The winners have vowed to use their new public identities to influence the people near them, while the organizer hopes that they can bring more “positive energy” to society. The award

HAUTE PORTUGUESE SPLENDOR

Having worked in the kitchen with some of the world’s most distinguished chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Eric Frechon and Ferran Adrià, Chef Avillez was invited, in 2008, to the

Casinos lose to lottery during World Cup

The ‘Chart of the Day’ tracks monthly sales of lottery tickets in mainland China, gaming revenue at Macau casinos and the Bloomberg Industry Macau (China) Gaming Market Index. The equities

Corporate Bits | CESL Asia sponsored 2014 bocce game event

The bocce game welcomed mentally-challenged people from local special schools, sheltered workshops, caring centers and residential cares as well as their parents. Participants enjoyed the game in groups based on

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