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MGM China pining after Cotai; Macau airport to cater for more VIPs; Grand Lisboa gets new tenant

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MGM China hoping for Cotai move

More champagne on ice?

Rated as Macau’s most successful in terms of customer share isn’t quite enough for MGM China. After puffing out their chest just enough to get noticed from space alongside the Great Wall of China, the company announced that it hopes the government will shortly be delivering them a victory hamper.

 

This isn’t a small token. Oh no. CEO Grant Bowie is hoping that they will “soon” bequeath them a place on the Cotai strip. Bowie added that MGM China has been working “intensively” to design a blueprint for their premises on the strip. No further details were disclosed about the project. They will be hoping that the Macau government gets that hamper to them sharpish though.

Meanwhile, the random piece of land jutting out into the harbor, aka Macau airport, is becoming more welcoming to VIPs. The development plan for the future of Macau International Airport recommends that more space be provided for small planes and private jets to park.

The 800-page report was prepared by French ADP Ingernierie and gives four options for the future of the airport. These include proposals that would see passenger numbers swell to 15 million by 2015. The important Cotai strip is at the heart of the plans where a transport hub would be created involving the airport and future ferry terminal. The plan will be announced publicly by the end of July.

Grand Lisboa has seen a popular junket move from Sands Macao into their premises. Golden Way will operate 21 VIP gaming tables, which represents double the amount it ran at its previous home. To learn more about junkets take a moment to watch the CalvinAyre.com viewpoint on them from last month

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