casinos in Macau - updates

Rappler's latest stories on casinos in Macau


Macau casino takings plunge record 88% after virus closures

Mar 02, 2020 - 7:40 PM

But observers expect the former Portuguese colony to bounce back

GAMBLING HUB. This photo, taken on March 5, 2019, shows visitors using slot machines at a casino in Macau. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Macau casinos to reopen after virus ban lifted

Feb 18, 2020 - 9:10 PM

Casinos in Macau can resume operations on Thursday, February 20, as no new novel coronavirus infections were found in the city in the last two weeks

Visitors wear face masks as they walk outside the Venetian casino hotel resort as a Lunar New Year light display is projected upon a facade of the building in Macau on January 22, 2020, after the former Portuguese colony reported its first case of the new SARS-like virus that originated from Wuhan in China. - Macau on January 22 reported its first confirmed case of the new SARS-like coronavirus as authorities announced all staff in the city's bustling casinos had been ordered to wear face masks. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Macau to close casinos, bars, cinemas for 2 weeks over virus

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:10 PM

There are 10 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Macau as of Tuesday, February 4

(FILES) This photo taken on March 5, 2019 shows visitors using slot machines in a casino in Macau. - Macau will close all its casinos for two weeks as the gambling hub battles the new coronavirus, its leader announced on February 4, 2020, cutting off the lifeblood of the city's economy. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Why Pagcor 'provisionally' approved Chinese firm's Boracay casino

Apr 11, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation clarifies Galaxy Entertainment Group and its local partner still need to follow a 'long and tedious' process before getting a regular casino gaming license

IN QUESTION. A joint venture between Chinese casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group and Leisure & Resorts World Corporation bags a provisional gaming license – a few days before President Rodrigo Duterte's 6-month closure order. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Meet Lui Che Woo, the magnate planning a Boracay casino

Apr 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Amid the Philippine government's plan to rehabilitate Boracay, the gambling firm of 89-year-old Lui Che Woo plans to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino there

FACT CHECK: Clueless about Boracay casino? Duterte discussed it with owners

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:20 AM

(UPDATED) The President claims he knows nothing about the planned casino-resort but the project was discussed in his meeting with the Chinese executives behind it