Public Security Police (PSP) Commissioner Leong Man Cheong said the city’s ‘Tourist Police’ unit was expected to provide assistance to tourists in Taipa and Cotai next year… unit would expand to 30 members and cover 10 tourist attractions on the peninsula by the end of this year.
Monthly Archives: November 2016
Casino investor Amax International Holdings saw its net loss expand slightly by 3.4 per cent for the six months ended September 30, amounting to HK$18.3 million (US$2.28 million… .HK$4.11 million in revenue, up 3.8 per cent… the company’s gaming business in Vanuatu, which commenced operations in July this year, contributed HK$1.71 million.
New construction efforts to change Wynn Palace’s gaming floor, reducing the floor area but maintaining table count, could bear fruit as soon as six months from now, with full remodeling works to take up to 18 months… carving out a section of the casino floor of Wynn Palace for construction of a casual dining area, which we expect will match customers’ demands better, as some hard-core gamblers are more likely to be interested in eating quickly and returning to the gaming tables… Other efforts include room rate reduction and loyalty programs as well as baccarat and poker tournaments.
Melco Crown Entertainment is scheduled to launch its newest hotel brand at the City of Dreams. The hotel tower, a USD1 billion project named Morpheus, will open in 2018… cater to the expectations of sophisticated and high-end travelers… 780 rooms, restaurants, an executive lounge, a sky pool and VIP gaming and villas will be constructed at the top floors… the operator has maintained a high room occupancy (over 90 percent) in Studio City and City of Dreams.
The reportedly 1,316 Chinese nationals detained at premises north of the Philippine capital Manila on November 24 are likely to be charged with offences including overstaying in the country and illegal work, according to officials.
Japanese lawmakers have reopened the debate on a bill to legalize casinos on Wednesday, with key LDP executives saying the party will try to pass the legislation by December 14, local media reports. Liberal Democratic Party Diet affairs chief Wataru Takeshita told junior coalition partner Komeito that the LDP wants to have the bill pass through the committee on Friday, and to be voted on during a plenary session of the chamber on Dec. 6.
Hong Kong-listed real estate developer Lippo Ltd says it is still in talks with U.S.-based casino group Caesars Entertainment Corp for the disposal of Lippo’s stake in a proposed gaming joint venture in Incheon… In December 2014, GGRAsia reported that a consortium including Caesars Korea Holding Co LLC and Lippo Worldwide Investments Ltd had made a conditional deal to acquire land for a casino project at Incheon, for just under US$95.9 million.
Chow Tai Fook Enterprises has submitted its proposal for the acquisition of Baha Mar, a casino resort complex in the Bahamas… first announced it had entered into negotiations for the ownership of Baha Mar in late October. CTFE is known also for its involvement in developing the US$2.3 billion integrated resort development, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane in Australia.
The governance of Mr. Green has confirmed that the company has officially moved its main market listing from Sweden’s mid-size AktieTorget, to floating on the Nasdaq Nordic Market (Stockholm). The European igaming operator becomes the 76th enterprise to list at Nasdaq’s Nordic markets in 2016.
Financial news sources have reported this morning, that Teddy Sagi, founder of Playtech Plc has sold 10% of his equity… Sagi one of the UK’s richest businessmen reduce his stake in Playtech from 33.6 to 23.6%. The sale transaction of 32.2 million shares is expected to receive an earn-out of approximately £294 million, at present Playtech Plc has a market cap of £2.94 billion.