The Macau SAR Sports Bureau confirmed to Macau News Agency (MNA) that it is keeping with its original decision and does not entertain the idea of holding future editions of the Macao (Golf) Open.
Monthly Archives: March 2018
Visitors to Macau on package tours totaled 597,000 in February 2018, up by 8.8 percent. Meanwhile, in the first two months of 2018, visitors on package tours totaled almost 1.4 million, a surge of 29.3 percent year- on-year. Package tour visitors from mainland China (450,000) and Taiwan (56,000) rose by 11.6 percent and 55.3 percent respectively year-on-year in February, while those from South Korea (46,000) dropped by 6.1 percent.
Galaxy Entertainment Group is on a record winning streak as the effects of a Chinese anti-graft campaign fade – and that’s enriching its owner to the tune of USD12 billion. The Macau casino operator has jumped about 200 percent during a seven-quarter winning streak, placing it among the top four performers on Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index. Lui Che-Woo, who saw much of his wealth evaporate as China’s corruption probes battered Macau’s casino operators when President Xi Jinping first came to power.
Outspoken businessman David Chow Kam Fai, co-chairman of Macau Legend Development, said yesterday that the government needed to take Wynn Resorts’ recent transfer of shares to Galaxy Entertainment Group very seriously. He also said that the situation could result in unfairness for the upcoming bidding process for gaming concessions.
Goa’s floating casinos will get an extension of a further six months before they are forced to move from their current location in the Mandovi River. The extension runs through to September. Under new legislation, that has not yet been passed, the casinos are being forced onshore to a specified entertainment zone.
Mainland China’s total February sales from official lottery products decreased by 8.9 percent year-on-year to approximately CNY25.66 billion (US$4.07 billion), according to official data from the country’s Ministry of Finance.
Casino cruise ship operator and Asian casino investor Genting Hong Kong Ltd narrowed sharply in 2017 its annual loss. Such loss was approximately US$242.3 million… revenue from food and beverage sales, shore excursion, entertainment and other onboard services” – increased 11.9 percent to just under US$1.02 billion in 2017. Net Revenue in 2017 increased 14.0 percent to US$786.0 million.
Jamie Moore and Kerry Lee have had their appeals upheld against penalties imposed by stewards at Chepstow last week, leaving Moore free to ride at Aintree’s Grand National meeting next month. His relief was plain as he left the inquiry on Thursday evening, and he said: “It’s been horrible the last week or so. I was accused of not trying and I was only trying to do what was best for the horse and everyone involved with him.
Leading Triple Crown candidate Bolt d’Oro will have his final major workout Sunday for the $1 million, Grade I Santa Anita Derby a week from Saturday, April 7, the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby on May 5.
Mirroring its 2017 summer stakes pattern, Del Mar will present 41 stakes races worth a combined $7.3 million over the course of its 36-day meet in 2018. Racing gets underway for the 79th season at the seaside oval Wednesday, July 18 and concludes Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. The marquee day at the meet will feature the GI TVG Pacific Classic Saturday, Aug. 18, one of six Grade I’s and 21 graded events overall. Nineteen of Del Mar’s stakes will be run on turf, with the other 22 coming on the main track.