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Grind mass to suffer most from new normal: MS

2020-06-10

Social distancing rules under the “new normal” will impact grind mass business most, due to the restriction of three gamblers per table, according

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Genting Singapore recovery likely sluggish: Bernstein

2020-06-09

The road to recovery for Genting Singapore is expected to be slow and a long way off, according to analysts from Bernstein Research on Tuesday. “

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Melco swings to Q1 loss, remains committed to development plans

2020-05-14

Melco Resorts & Entertainment swung to a loss in Q1 due to the impact of the coronavirus, but said it remains committed to its development plans, including a bid for a license in Japan.

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Bloomberry Q1 net drops 38%, sees slow recovery

2020-05-14

Bloomberry Resorts said its Q1 net income fell 38 percent due to the impact of the coronavirus and it expects a slow recovery.

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Bonusing and loyalty strategy key to mass-market retention

2020-03-13

With Macau continuing to haemorrhage VIP gamblers, there has never been a greater onus on operators in the special administrative region to latch on to the relative predictability afforded by the premium and mass markets.

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Customer focus urgently needed

2019-12-13

The casino industry in Macau grew from US$2.77 billion in revenues in 2002 to over US$45 billion in 2013. Then, in 2015, revenues fell precipitously to under US$29 billion, a fall from which casinos are still reeling.

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Macau likely to keep VIP crown for now

2018-03-19

China’s VIPs have an ever growing number of IRs to choose from, but Macau is unlikely to be knocked from its post as the top draw for high rollers a

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Seeking wind for top-line sales

2018-03-13

In the words of Las Vegas Sands Chief Operating Officer Rob Goldstein, “Singapore is a wonderful success story, but at this point it's just a very large producer of EBITDA without growth prospects in the near future.” Although management did a sterling...

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Most Macau gaming stocks overvalued: Morningstar

2018-03-12

Shares in Macau’s gaming operators have surged 82 percent since the fourth quarter of 2016 and as a result most are overvalued, with investors faili

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Crown results beat expectations as VIPs return

2018-02-21

Crown Resorts posted higher-than-expected normalized H1 profit as VIP gamblers returned to its Australian properties. Normalized net profit after tax

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CNY revenue disappoints despite higher visitation

2018-02-19

Gross gambling revenue over the Chinese New Year period was disappointing, despite higher visitation to Macau, according to Bernstein analysis. Accord

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First round of tax changes won’t bite, but second may sting

2018-02-13

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte late last year signed into law the first steps in a long-awaited tax reform program to raise funds to improve infrastructure, which analysts say will dampen consumer spending, but are unlikely to hurt the booming gambling...

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Destination as a revenue driver

2018-02-07

Okada Manila, owned by Japan’s Universal Entertainment, is the new comer to Entertainment City, holding a soft opening for the resort in late 2016. At 44 hectares, the property is by far the biggest in the complex and the rollout of hotels and other...

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Gaining strength from adversity - Interview with Stephen Reilly, COO RWM

2018-01-30

Resorts World Manila (RWM) was the first integrated resort (IR) to open in the Philippines and is the only one not located in Entertainment City, but opposite the country’s primary international airport. The property is currently in the third phase...

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Solaire in the spotlight: expansion and opportunities - Interview with Thomas Arasi

2018-01-24

Solaire Resort & Casino, owned by Bloomberry Resorts, was the first IR to open its doors in Entertainment City. The $1.2 billion property, on an 8.2 hectare site, made its debut in March 2013 and expanded with the opening of the Sky Tower in late 2014....

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Gaining critical mass

2018-01-17

Asia’s gambling industry is heading into 2018 on a firmer footing than it has for several years, with most major markets having chalked up strong growth in 2017, though China and its policies will continue to be the main driver when it comes to performance....

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China imposes new Union Pay limits

2018-01-02

China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange has imposed new restrictions on UnionPay cards, effective on January 1, 2018, though the impact on Ma

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Macau GGR set for new records: Bloomberg

2017-12-19

Gross gambling revenue in Macau is likely to rise 14 percent in 2018 before moving on to set record highs in 2019, Bloomberg reported, citing a survey

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Golden Week GGR mix disappoints; shares drop

2017-10-08

Shares in Macau’s casino operators listed in Hong Kong fell on Monday after figures from the key Golden Week holiday showed a “disappointing” mi

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