Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. plans to lure 8,000 people to work at its third casino resort in Macau by offering competitive pay and management scholarships amid record-low unemployment rates in the city.
SJM Holdings Ltd., Asia’s biggest casino operator, will spend HK$30 billion ($3.9 billion) to build its first resort in Macau’s Cotai area, HK$5 billion more than planned because of higher construction and labor costs.
International Game Technology Chairman Philip Satre, locked in a fight over board seats, said the world’s largest slot-machine maker has to invest online because young people don’t gamble as much as their parents.
John Lolley wanted to try his luck. So he made the almost hour-long drive from his home in Hagerstown, Maryland, to the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia, joining dozens of other residents of his state to drop coins into slot machines or wager at the card, craps and roulette tables.