Articles tagged “gaming”

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Macau Still Empty After Casino Hub Reopened

Businesses in Macau, a special Chinese administrative region, are having to readjust expectations after the euphoria that came with the reopening earlier this month. Streets and casinos are still eerily empty.

Macau Still Empty After Casino Hub Reopened

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Hotel Design Goes Very Big

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at a new hotel design trend, United's deal with Mesa Air, and a rare big non-gaming deal in Macau.

Hotel Design Goes Very Big

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Full Video: Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller at Skift Global Forum 2022

Many will argue that Barry Diller's views are contrarian, but he's indeed correct that many sustainability programs are puffery.

Full Video: Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller at Skift Global Forum 2022

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Macau Announces November Return of Mainland China Tour Groups

Macau plans to reopen to tour groups from Mainland China in November, the city's government announced on Saturday. Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat-seng said China's central government approved the city's request to welcome mainland tour groups again. Their return should be an enormous boost for Macau, a gambling hub that's been hit hard by China's…

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Hyatt’s Leisure Travelers Are Fueling Its Revenue

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Hyatt’s strong second quarter earnings, Thailand’s gamble on gaming, and the attraction of digital nomads.

Hyatt’s Leisure Travelers Are Fueling Its Revenue

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Crown Resorts Shareholders Approve $6.3 Billion Sale to Blackstone

A step nearer for Blackstone, but a few gambling regulators dotted around Australia now get to have their say. It's not a done deal yet.

Crown Resorts Shareholders Approve $6.3 Billion Sale to Blackstone

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Resort Owners Watch Dubai for Ban on Gambling to Be Lifted

Gambling is currently banned in the UAE. However, as the oil-dependent economies in the Middle East pivot towards tourism, speculation is rife that gambling in some form may be permitted in the country. Will casinos hit the Dubai jackpot?

Resort Owners Watch Dubai for Ban on Gambling to Be Lifted

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MGM Resorts Overhauls Loyalty Program to Track Big Non-Gambling Spenders

Loyalty is big business. Presumably, MGM Resorts replaced its old program with a new one to juice revenues. But it's not exactly clear why this program is better than the old one.

MGM Resorts Overhauls Loyalty Program to Track Big Non-Gambling Spenders

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Wynn to Build UAE Luxury Resort Paving Way for Possible Gambling

The resort, located on man-made island Al Marjan, won't be ready until 2026. The question is whether the sheikhdom will have relaxed the rules around gambling by that point.

Wynn to Build UAE Luxury Resort Paving Way for Possible Gambling

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Las Vegas Sands CEO Praises China With Macau Gaming License Up for Renewal

Macau is an extraordinarily important gaming market for Las Vegas Sands, and the company’s third quarter earnings call was a giant love fest for China’s gaming regulators. What else are company leaders going to do but schmooze the people in charge of renewing their gaming license?

Las Vegas Sands CEO Praises China With Macau Gaming License Up for Renewal