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Business 05 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Boom time for Macau gaming industry

IN the ferry that plied from Hong Kong to Macau, a middle-aged passenger was telling her friends she had switched to another casino that was offering patrons a free meal and low hotel room rate in addition to shuttle bus service and free vouchers.

Business 05 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tourism board to promote city as MICE centre for Asia

WHILE casinos are wooing visitors and bringing in tourist dollars, Macau Tourism Board does not want the city to be only known as a destination for gambling.

Business 31 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Genting rival makes US$3.6b Singapore casino bid

Las Vegas Sands Corp, one of four bidders for Singapore's first casino development, said it is proposing to invest US$3.6bil in the project, which it said would be the most costly gaming resort in the world.

Business 09 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Resorts World to sell RM 1 billion bonds

Resorts World Bhd plans to raise around RM1bil from a bond sale, people familiar with the plan said, as it seeks to expand its gaming business.

Business 23 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ho bets on Chinese recipe for Macau casino

Lawrence Ho, son of gaming billionaire Stanley Ho, is betting that his understanding of Chinese gamblers will help a planned US$1bil underwater casino fend off new entrants in Macau such as Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Business 13 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Australian carrier Virgin Blue exits talks on budget airline in Macau

Australian carrier Virgin Blue has withdrawn from talks about setting up a low-cost airline in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, a company involved in the proposal said Friday.

Business 16 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Macau has the world’s fastest growing economy

It must be quite a struggle for the Singapore Government to have to come to a decision on whether it should allow an integrated casino resort to be developed on the island republic.

Business 16 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Gaming operations set to expand in Asia

MAJOR expansion plans are brewing in Asia's gaming industry as many start to realise what a huge source of income gaming is.

Business 16 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Impact of more casino industries on the region

THE opening of more casino industries in the Asian region will present more opportunities for operators to expand but it could also pose a threat to their existing businesses due to increased competition, according to GK Goh Research.

Business 10 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

PBL revamps its senior management

Kerry Packer's Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL) on Wednesday revamped its senior management, with the head of media operations taking over as chief executive as the group fights to buy Perth's Burswood casino.