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Today’s gambling news round-up from Macau

TAGs: Forbes, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Galaxy Macau, Macau Gaming Enterprises Staff’s Association, table dealers

MacauVice-chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Francis Lui Yiu Tung, has said Galaxy Macau’s second phase will double the property’s size, adding more non-gaming elements to it. In a report by Macau Business, the China gambling group’s VC said the extentions will include meetings and conventions facilities and more retail.

Lui said in the South China Morning Post: “The planning of Galaxy Macau was always approached on a more holistic basis and the latest phase will be an integral part of the whole master plan, which was started in 2002.”

Added that he expects Macau to become an important meeting and conventions centre in the next five years, Lui also confirmed that Galaxy Entertainment Group has been in talks with Zhuhai authorities to invest in a resort on Hengqin Island.

The group will also officially open its China Rouge members–only private club on March

 

Macau Gaming Enterprises Staff’s Association’s general director, Tam Pou Iong, has said table dealers are against the idea of bringing in foreign workers to do the same job in Macau.

According to a report by Portuguese-language newspaper Jornal Tribuna de Macau, this should be a gradual process and priority should be given to Hong Kong people.

Tam also said priority should be given to locals, due to there currently being more people applying for training as dealers than there are vacancies.

 

Forbes magazine has released its ranking of the eight best gaming and leisure centres in the world, with Macau ranking six place, with the Venetian Macao.

The U.S.-based publication listed Bellagio, in Las Vegas, as the winner, followed by Wynn Las Vegas and casino Monte Carlo.

The ranking was based on each property’s level of luxury, available shows, quality of service and popularity.

 

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