Ching Ming Festival

Ching Ming Festival is one of the 24 segments in Chinese calendar.   It normally falls on the 4th or 5th of April because it’s depended on the Cold Food Day (105 days after previous year’s winter solstice).  In the old days, Ching Ming was celebrated 3...

Gambling junket operators play the job loss card

The Association of Gaming and Entertainment Promoters of Macau thinks a ban on smoking in the city’s casinos threatens the livelihoods of up to 5,000 employees of the VIP gaming industry, Business Daily reports. The newspaper quotes the association’s president, Kwok...

Pundits predict big falls in July gaming revenue

Research notes by Wells Fargo Securities, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank all forecast a big fall in gaming revenue in Macau’s casinos this month. Credit Suisse predicts  daily revenue this month will be between MOP650 million (about US$81.25 million) and MOP700...

Jimei Intl to run VIP gaming tables in Cambodia

Jimei International Group Ltd says it will run at least seven VIP gaming tables in NagaCorp Ltd’s NagaWorld casino-hotel in Phnom Penh. Jimei International told the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that an agreement with NagaCorp to this effect would be renewed every year...

New transit rules may mean more business for Macau

A leading figure in the travel industry thinks new rules that allow mainlanders using Macau as a staging post to stay longer than before may mean more business for hotels and casinos, Business Daily reports. The newspaper quotes Macau Travel Industry Council president...

Macau Franchise Expo opens in Venetian Macao

The annual Macau Franchise Expo opens today in the Venetian Macao casino-resort. The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute says 168 exhibitors from mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Britain, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea and the...

Judges to sort out subsidised housing foul-ups

The courts will decide on compensation for applicants for subsidised housing that the government wrongly rules to be ineligible, Legislative Assembly Second Standing Committee chairman Chan Chak Mo has said. Mr Chan’s committee is working on amendments to the law on...