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THE MACAU METRO MONITOR, JULY 17, 2013

MACAU GAMING TABLES/SLOTS DICJ

At the end of Q2, Macau had 5,746 gaming tables and 15,310 slots, down 3 tables and 1,096 slots QoQ, respectively.

TWO MORE ROUTES TO CONNECT WITH HK-ZHUHAI-MACAU BRIDGE Macau Daily News

Zhuhai plans to add two more routes to connect Zhuhai with the Zhuhai-Macau Port Artificial Island aiming to boost Zhuhai’s economy by leveraging on the economic advantage of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.  According to the new plan, a commercial city will be established in the north of the Zhuhai-Macau Artificial Island, and Gongbei Bay will be transformed into an inland lake, so that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge can act to drive economic benefits to Zhuhai.

US REGULATORS PROBE MACAU TIES BETWEEN PANSY HO, MGM Macau Business

Regulators and law enforcement officers from Maryland in the United States spent last week in Macau, probing the suitability of MGM Resorts International to operate a casino there.  Investigators visited the MGM Macau.  They also spoke to junket operators as part of a mandatory inquiry into the financial capabilities and integrity of potential casino owners.

MGM is one of three candidates in the running to build and operate a US$800-million (MOP6.4 billion) casino-resort in National Harbour.  MGM said last year it expected inquiries into the relationship with Pansy Ho Chiu King, a part owner of MGM China and a daughter of gaming magnate Stanley Ho Hung Sun.