Angela Leong

    Angela Leong is the largest individual shareholder and the managing director of casino company SJM Holdings.

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    Future still unknown for Macau’s greyhound track

    Greyhound track operator, Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome, whose license is set to expire in July next year, has not yet received notice from the government requesting the initiation of exit procedures and guidelines for coordination, according to SJM director Angela Leong On Kei, TDM Radio reports. Leong said that despite the tender opened to look […]

    Grand Lisboa Palace opening likely to be postponed

    SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace will have its opening delayed following a fire at the casino’s construction site over the weekend, according to executive director Angela Leong On Kei. The gaming operator was originally planning to open the new property by the second half of 2018. “I believe everything relating to the typhoon or the fire […]

    Legislative Assembly passes smoking lounge bill

    Macau’s Legislative Assembly has passed a bill making it mandatory for casinos to upgrade or set up smoking lounges on their casino floors, Macau TDM reports. Under the new law, gambling operators will be required to equip their casinos with smoking lounges before 2019, one year after the new regulations come into effect. Several lawmakers […]

    Animal rights group demands release of greyhounds

    Animal rights group Anima Macau has written a letter to Canidrome boss Angela Leong for the release of all greyhounds before the track shuts down next year, Macau TDM reports. “We sent a letter to Canidrome, Angela Leong, asking them to release the animals to Anima and we will be fully responsible for all those […]

    SJM secures loan to fund Palace construction

    SJM Holdings has negotiated a HK$25 billion (US$3.2 billion) loan in order to finance the construction of its new Grand Lisboa Palace development. The casino operator on Thursday announced the signing of the syndicated loan facilities agreement, which consists of a HK$15 billion term loan facility with final maturity in 2022, and a HK$10 billion […]

    Macau in need of wake up call: SJM chairman

    SJM Holdings chairman Dr, Ambrose So says Macau’s gaming market is in need of a “wake up-call.” The SJM chief made the comments during his speech at the Lunar New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner held at the Grand Lisboa on January 27. “What the market needs now is a wake-up call, and for this the […]

    Japan casinos not a threat to Macau: Leong

    SJM Holdings executive director Angela Leong doesn’t believe the opening of casinos in Japan will have a strong effect on Macau. Cited by Chinese-language broadcaster Radio Macau, the gaming executive said she believed Macau would have entered a stronger position by 2020, the time when Japan casinos would open. “There will not be a huge […]

    Casino Jai Alai opening moved to early 2017

    Casino Jai Alai’s opening date has been moved to early next year as it wraps up renovation works, reports Macau TDM. The casino, operated by SJM Holdings Ltd. was originally scheduled to open by the end of this year. It first closed for renovations in 2013. In August, SJM chief executive Ambrose So was confident […]

    Leong reiterates support for gaming workers ban

    Legislator and SJM Holdings executive director Angela Leong has reiterated her support for a ban on gaming sector workers, and is keen to see the proposal further fleshed out, local media reports. Leong was speaking at the Legislative Assembly plenary session on Monday, asking “that the bill is drawn with all caution, with view to […]

    Canidrome hopes to continue operations, despite no solid plan

    Greyhound racing operator Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. says it hopes to continue its dog racing activities despite not yet concluding a plan for its future, Macau Business Daily reports. “We haven’t come to a decision. We will announce to the public once we have one. But we’re still studying [the issue]. Of course, we […]

    30 gaming tables enough: Angela Leong

    SJM executive director and chief administrative officer Angela Leong On Kei said earlier this week that 30 gaming tables would be enough for the company’s Jai Alai casino, set to reopen by year end. According to Macau News, Leong made the comments on the sidelines of a business matching session held by the gaming operator […]

    Canidrome gets one-year contract renewal

    The government has renewed the Macau Canidrome’s concession until the end of next year, TDM Macau reported. According to the Official Gazette, the Canidrome’s exclusive contract, which was scheduled to expire by the end of the year, has been renewed until December 31 next year. The decision would likely come as a disappointment to Macau […]

    Angela Leong eyes 2- to 3-year extension of Macau Canidrome contract

    The Macau government said it will extend the Canidrome concession contract with a shorter term at the end of the year when the current contract expires, TDM Macau reported. The managing director of the Canidrome, Angela Leong, says the government is still discussing the length of the contract, but she hopes that it will be […]

    SJM launches Macau Gaming History Gallery

    SJM Holdings has inaugurated a gallery designed to showcase the long history of gaming in Macau, as well as to promote responsible gambling.

    Canidrome submits revised greyhound plan to IACM

    The Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co on Friday submitted its revised plan to the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) regarding the track’s 600 greyhounds, MNA reports. Last week, head of IACM rejected the Canidrome’s initial proposal to rehome its greyhounds and gave them one week to submit a revised plan. IACM head Jose Tavares […]

    Stanley Ho ends era at SJM Holdings

    Stanley Ho, known as the king of gambling, has formally retired from his post as chairman of SJM Holdings, ending a six-decade career in Macau’s gambling industry.

    Leong accuses government of staying mute on greyhound fate

    Macau’s greyhound racing operator has urged the government once again to allow more time for the dogs to stay on site, until they can be adopted, TDM News reports. Angela Leong, who heads the company, says the government has been ignoring calls from the company on the matter.  “We tried many times to communicate with […]

    SJM donates food and daily goods to the poor

    SJM has announced the donation of 3,000 “Macau Jiayou Bags” which are worth MOP1.5 million (US$200,000) to Macau’s neediest people. Each bag contains rice, noodles, oatmeal, canned food, toilet paper, masks, hand sanitizers, and other daily necessities. The bags will be distributed to 3,000 needy families in Macau, including the elderly, single-parent families, the chronically […]

    Racing to find a fix for Macau malaise?

    The creation of a global sports brand based around horse and greyhound racing as part of a vision to promote Macau as a World Centre for Tourism and Leisure is likely to remain a pipedream without significant investment and de-regulation, insiders say.As gaming revenue continues to fall in Macau many experts have called for the gambling mecca to let go of its reliance on casino games and diversify into tourism, potentially with an emphasis on sporting or cultural activities.