Sands China have received another boost news Deutsche Bank analysts are predicting their market share will experience a significant spike. Macau Business reports that analysts Carlo Santarelli and Kelly Knybel expect the firm’s share to increase from 15.6 percent to 19.4 percent in 2012. A large slice of the thanks for the continued optimism amongst analysts goes to the newly opened Sands Cotai Central casino business. It led the two analysts to also project the firm will see a rise of 27 percent in EBITDA to US$479.5 million (MOP3.8 billion) in the first quarter.
Unfortunately Sands also announced that their licensing agreement with Playboy has been terminated. Local media quote the company as saying: “Sands China Ltd and Playboy Enterprises amicably agreed to end their relationship at the end of March 2012. The decision was based on both parties’ mutual decision to explore new opportunities to reach Macau’s visitors.” It leaves Macau without a Playboy club and the sight of hot bunnies trotting about will be a thing of the past. It was a short stay as they only arrived in 2010 and occupied first the Sands Macau casino and shortly after the Venetian.
FutureLogic will unveil its new version of PromoNet at the upcoming G2E Asia conference. The event takes place in the gambling industry enclave of Macau from May 22-24 and will see the introduction of the new version of their coupon solution. The release states the enhancements include “improved systems connectivity”, “an advanced mobile couponing issuance” and “redemption capability”, which is defined as the system’s “networkless” solution. John Edmunds, the company’s VP of International Markets, commented: “PromoNet v2.0’s scalable, web-enabled solution, combined with its multi-lingual capability, will greatly facilitate casino operators’ player rewards programs across land-based and online gaming venues.”