Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., the Macau casino operator founded by billionaire Lui Che Woo, posted a 29 percent increase in first-quarter earnings and said it is seeing signs of improved demand from high-stake gamblers.
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd., the casino venture between a son of casino mogul Stanley Ho and Australian billionaire James Packer, reported a 56 percent drop in first-quarter profit on financing costs related to its new Macau project.
Hong Kong stocks rose, with the benchmark index headed for its biggest gain in more than a week, after U.S. employment grew more than forecast in April, boosting confidence in the world’s largest economy. Materials and energy companies led gains.
Sands China Ltd., the Macau casino operator controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, posted a 63 percent jump in first-quarter profit as it drew a record number of visitors and pledged to increase its dividend.