Thursday, April 9, 2020

Seven Macau hotels have suspended operations

A total of seven hotels in Macau are known to have suspended operations as a result of sharply lower visitation and countermeasures against the...

Macau tourism industry suffers “huge blow” from Covid-19

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes described the impact of the Covid-19 infection and its associated policies as a...

Macau casinos begin two-week closure

The city’s 41 casinos have closed down for two weeks starting Wednesday 12am, in efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.  The decision made...

World Poker Tour returning to Cambodia in July

The World Poker Tour has announced that an open WPT Main Tour event will be held in Cambodia at the NagaWorld Integrated Resort in...

G2E Asia postponed until July 28-30

The organizers of G2E Asia have announced that this major event of the gaming industry has been postponed until July 28-30, when it will...

Macau imposes quarantine on travelers from Japan and Korea

The government of Macau has announced its intention to extend its 14-day Covid-19 quarantine policy to a number of additional countries. The quarantine will...

China tourism – the road to recovery

The good news first: Chinese will remain Chinese. After the number of persons globally suffering from Covid-19 has come down to a socially acceptable...

Can technology promote responsible gambling?

The gambling sector, the online element in particular, has always been fond of making big claims about how new technologies can be harnessed to...

Macau entertainment venues return to business on March 2

While the government-mandated suspension on casinos were lifted on February 20, other entertainment venues in Macau such as cinemas, gyms, nightclubs, karaoke bars, massage...

Macau financial reserves reached over US$72 billion in 2019

The Macau Monetary Authority said its financial reserves rose 13.9 percent in 2019, helped by a significant recovery in world equity markets. The fund said...

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