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September - December 2001
Macau

24th December      Macau       Source: Yahoo Singapore/China Daily
Mainland-invested firms still banned from Macau's casino business

18th December      Macau      Source: Northern Light/Business Times
Genting chief's daughter joins Macau licence race

17th December      Macau      Source: The Malaysian Star
Casino licence bidders cleared as fit to tender
All 21 bidders appear to have cleared the first hurdle. Dr. Stanley Ho's concession will have an additional 3 months whilst a final decision is made.

16th December      Macau      Source: Peoples Daily - China
A total of 21 companies will bid for three new licenses of casinos in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR)

10th December      Macau      Source: Financial Times
Macao looks at bids for casinos
STDM posted gross revenues of HK$15.5bn (US$2bn) last year. The gambling concession was originally bought in 1961 by Dr Ho for $3.19 million.

10th December      Hong Kong & Macau      Source: HK-iMail.com
21 show hands in Macau casino bid

8th December      Macau      Source: Bloomberg News
MGM Mirage, Aspinall's, 19 Others Bid for Macau Casino Licenses
The Macau Government website can be found at: http://www.macau.gov.mo

8th December      Macau & Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas gaming interests bid for Asian license

7th December      Macau       Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Macau receives 21 bids for casino licences
Three provisional winners are expected to be announced by the end of the year. The casino monopoly system had been in force for 64 years the last 40 being under the control of Dr Stanley Ho's - STDM.

28th November      Macau      Source: BBC.co.uk
Chips go down in Macau
The BBC takes a timely look at Macau. In early 2002 there will probably be  three casino license holders. The island with 440,000 inhabitants gains two thirds of its annual revenue from gambling.

6th November      Macau      Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Macau's Ho sets up unit to bid for casino licence

3rd November      Macau      Source: The Star - Malaysia - Nov 1st
Macau opens casino industry to outsiders

1st November      Macau      Source: Yahoo Singapore/AP
Some Las Vegas Players May Bid For Macau Casino Licenses

31st October      Macau      Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Macau casino licences tender to open on Friday
There are three potential licenses with Reuters reporting that the total number of casinos would stay at 11 or so.

23rd October      Macau & Worldwide       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Battle beginning over promising Macau market
Opportunities emerge worldwide for expansion of casino gambling
Dr.Stanley Ho's gambling monopoly comes to and end December 31st and the LVS takes a look at number of other potential gaming locations around the world.

24th September     Macau      Source: Yahoo Singapore/AP
Pro-China Candidates Win in Macau

1st September     Macau     Source: The Peoples Daily
New regulations to regulate Macau's gambling industry
There will be a maximum of three operators whose licenses will run for a minimum of 20 years.
 

For Macau headlines earlier than September 2001 please check the Asia & Australasia archives.