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Macau Casinos Begin Testing Facial Recognition Systems

Several casinos are reportedly testing facial recognition systems inside their premises, according to Macau’s gaming regulator.

Wynn Resorts to Build US$2 Billion Crystal Pavilion

Construction for Wynn Resorts’ Phase 1 South Parcel Pavilion and 650 room hotel tower is expected to commence in late 2021, with costs estimated at US$2 billion.

Major Macau IR Operators Employ 108,000 People

The six major IR operators in Macau are directly employing more than 108,000 people as of 2018, according to a survey made by Macau Business magazine.

Melco Promotes Sustainable Seafood Policies

Melco Resorts & Entertainment is making a stronger commitment to purchase seafood products from sustainable fisheries and farms, explaining that “healthy and productive oceans are important for both marine ecosystems and the communities that rely on them for their livelihood.”

Kazuo Okada US$1 Billion Appeal Against Wynn Macau Dismissed

A Macau appeals court has upheld a ruling that sees Wynn Macau acquitted of a US$1 billion compensation claim made by Japanese gaming mogul Kazuo Okada.

Macau IR Operators Discuss Typhoon Contingency Plans with Government

Macau’s six IR concessionaires met with the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) earlier this week to coordinate measures ahead of the peak typhoon season, which starts in July.

Stability the Watchword for Macau Re-tendering Process

As Macau moves toward its 2022 re-tendering process for its six IR concessionaires, "stability" will likely the watchword for the government policy, according to the analysis of Glenn McCartney, associate professor of international IR management at the University of Macau.

Gaming Industry Legends Inducted to Hall of Fame

Two industry legends were inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame at the Asia Gaming Tree reunion dinner on Wednesday.

Daisy Ho: Greater Bay Area Initiative Opportunity for Macau

SJM Holdings Chair and Executive Director Daisy Ho gave the opening address at the G2E Asia gaming show on Tuesday, predicting a bright future for Macau as an integral part of China’s Greater Bay Area plan.

VIP Segment Weighs on Galaxy Finances in January-March 2019 Period

Galaxy Entertainment saw its results weighed down by a challenging VIP segment in the January-March 2019 period, with the high-roller focused segment falling 25% year-on-year.

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Elaine Wynn Attempts to Stop Re-Election of Legacy Directors

In her latest attempt to ‘freshen up’ the Wynn Resorts board, co-founder and majority shareholder Elaine Wynn is seeking support from shareholders to stop the re-election of one of its long-standing directors, John J. Hagenbuch.

Kangwon Land Profit Falls 30 Percent in 2018Q1

Kangwon Land, South Korea’s only casino that allows Korean nationals to enter, reported a 30.3 percent decrease in profit for the first quarter of 2018.

Dynam Sees Rising Profits in FY2017

Pachinko hall operator Dynam reported a 13.3 percent increase in its profits before tax as compared to the previous year.

Maruhan Suffers 7.6% Revenue Decline in FY2017

Maruhan, operator of the second-largest number of pachinko halls and number one in terms of sales, suffered a 7.6% decline in overall revenues in FY2017, extending a decline that has continued for several years.

IR Bill Expected to Pass House of Representatives on June 14

According to Japanese media reports, the ruling party intends to pass the IR Implementation Bill thorough the Cabinet Committee on June 13 and through a plenary session of the House of Representatives on the following day, June 14.