Health Bureau director said they must improve the air quality throughout their premises
(Macau).- The 16 gaming establishments that failed a second round of tests of the air quality in their smoking area must reduce their smoking areas by 10 percent, Health Bureau director Lei Chin Ion has said.
National Lottery issues a tender
(Turkey).- The Turkish government announced that its privatisation administration is once again a tender for the privatisation of its National Lottery. The move comes four-years after the administration cancelled a tender for the National Lottery due to low bids.
November 27-28 at NEC "BelExpo" (Hall A), Minsk
(Russia).- There is less than a month left for gambling sector professionals to get ready for the most important event of the Belarusian gambling industry. International specialized gaming expo-forum Russian Gaming Week' Minsk will start on November 27, 2013, at NEC "BelExpo".
Macau breaks another record and introduces smoking penalties
(Macau).- Macau’s casino industry broke its single-month gaming revenue record in October when the market produced us$ 4.6 billion in pre-tax winnings. The total exceeded the previous record of us$ 3.92 billion set in March of this year. The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said the results were a 31.7 per cent increase over the October 2012 total.
The country is widely viewed as one of the last great untapped markets
(Japan).- With one eye on the 2020 Olympics, Japanese lawmakers are accelerating the casinos project which has been in various stages of discussion over the past few years. The legalisation of casinos in Japan has now reached the stage where an outline law will see casinos appear not just in cities but in regional areas too.
May 20-22, 2014
(Macau).- The organisers of the Global Gaming Expo Asia say 95 per cent of the space for next year’s exhibition has already been let. They expect next year’s event to have more speakers than this year’s edition.
It will have a 119-room hotel, 800 slots, 25 VIP tables and 40 mass-market gaming tables
(Russia).- Macau casino developer Lawrence Ho Yau Lung has clinched an equity financing operation targeted at a Russian casino investment, two of his companies announced late Thursday. Summit Ascent Holdings told the Hong Kong Stock Exchange it has paid USD 9.02 million for 46 percent of an entity called Oriental Regent.
20,000 attempts are made each month, on average
(Macau).- Under-21s make 20,000 attempts each month, on average, to gain entry to Macau’s casinos, Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau data show. The minimum age for admittance to casinos was raised to 21 a year ago.
USD 4.6 billion
(Macau).- Macau’s casino industry shattered its single-month gaming revenue record in October when the market produced a USD 4.6 billion in pre-tax winnings. The total exceeded the previous record of USD 3.92 billion set in March of this year. The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said Friday the results were a 31.7 percent increase over the October 2012 total.
Visitor arrivals totaled 7.76 million for 3Q
(Macau).- Gambling revenue on the Chinese island of Macau surged 31.7 percent to a record high in October year-on-year, after a week-long national holiday brought in hordes of keen mainland punters over Golden Week. Island casinos delivered revenues totaling us$ 4.6 billion in October 2013 – the highest monthly figure on record, according to government data released on Friday.