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The Macau Metro Monitor, January 9, 2012

EVEN-SPREAD TABLE NUMBERS, ASKS FRANCIS LUI Macau Business

According to Galaxy's vice chairman, Francis Lui Yiu Tung, Galaxy has no concerns that the opening of Sands Cotai Central could hurt performance at Galaxy Macau.  He says the government cap on live gaming tables is needed but wants an even spread of tables across the city’s six gaming operators so "they can compete on a more equal ground."  Mr Lui also confirms that Galaxy will offer three-star accommodation to attract more middle-class mainland visitors and look to expand into new Asian markets.

VENETIAN UPGRADES HIGH-LIMIT AREA Macau Business

The Venetian Macao this weekend unveiled its upgraded high-limit gaming area which features 66 live table games and 156 slot machines.  “Our new spaces will cater to our premium mass gaming guests and will set a new standard for a high limit gaming experience in Macau,” says Andrew Billany, senior vice president of Paiza and Plaza operations at Venetian Macao.