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Operators Working to Attract Non-Gamers Ahead of Renewals

Macau operators have been “collectively positioning” themselves to appeal to non-gamblers ahead of the 2020 and 2022 concession renewals.

Gaming Taxes Reach 70.9 Billion Patacas in First Eight Months of 2018

The Macau government saw its direct taxes from gaming reach 70.9 billion patacas (about US$8.8 billion) from January to August 2018, up 17 percent from the prior year period.

Macau’s IRs Polish CSR Credentials

Macau’s IRs are keen to highlight their commitment to returning to the community, with Melco Resorts & Entertainment and Sands China on Wednesday showcasing their efforts in corporate social responsibility.

Sands Employees Get Advanced Problem Gambling Training

Nearly 100 Sands China team members attended the company’s annual advanced responsible gaming training program, which is the only one in Macau offered in coordination with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Operators Mobilize Staff for Typhoon Clean Up

Macau’s operators announced Monday they were mobilizing staff to help with the cleanup efforts after Typhoon Mangkhut, which swept through the territory at the weekend forcing the closure of casinos for the first time since concessions were granted in 2002.

MGM China to Stop Using Single-Use Plastics from 2019

MGM China Holdings said it will stop using single-use plastics, such as straws and takeout containers, in all of its Macau restaurants from the first quarter of next year.

Sora Ventures to Launch Cryptocurrency Conference in Macau

Sora Ventures is hosting a cryptocurrency conference in Macau this year in November, putting a spotlight on blockchain development in Asia.

Melco Appoints Real Estate Finance Expert as Non-Executive Director

Melco Resorts and Entertainment, which is vying for a license in Japan, has appointed real estate finance expert, Francesca Galante, as an independent non-executive director of the company.

Macau Expecting Growth in Visitor Arrivals over Summer

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is expecting a 5 percent growth in visitor arrivals during the summer holiday period, with the occupancy rate of hotels exceeding 90 percent, Macau TDM reports.

Melco Announces Benefits Program for Macau Employees

Melco Resorts has announced it will be launching a new pension fund plan and bonus scheme for its non-management staff.

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