Macau operators have been “collectively positioning” themselves to appeal to non-gamblers ahead of the 2020 and 2022 concession renewals.
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.
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.
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 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 is hosting a cryptocurrency conference in Macau this year in November, putting a spotlight on blockchain development in Asia.
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 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 Resorts has announced it will be launching a new pension fund plan and bonus scheme for its non-management staff.