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MGM Launches Short Film to Promote Responsible Gaming

Dec 6, 2018

MGM has always been an avid supporter of Macau Government’s responsible gaming measures, coupled with efforts of raising the awareness of responsible gaming to its team members. To date, MGM has provided over 32,000 training hours on responsible gaming for its team members with an average of 1.5 hours per team members each year. To further support the “Responsible Gambling Promotions 2018”, the annual campaign organized by Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, Social Welfare Bureau, and Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming of the University of Macau, the Company hosted a two-week program themed “Gambling is Not Business, Stay in Control” for its Golden Lion Team members at its two properties, MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI. Initiatives included MGM’s homemade short film, animation, workshops, roadshows, professional counselling services and online quizzes.

 

Responsible Gaming Roadshow

MGM believes that awareness among team members is the key to make responsible gaming an integral part of their daily operations. Therefore, the Company set up various booths with interactive games and quizzes, information boards, promotional materials and WeChat chat rooms, at its back-of-the-house areas at both MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI, increasing awareness of responsible gaming and gambling disorders among its team members. The event attracted around 1300 participants and received positive feedback.

 

Responsible Gaming Workshop

To provide a more in-depth knowledge about responsible gaming and identification on gambling disorder, MGM hosted two workshops for about 200 team members on December 4 and 6. Participants could have a better understanding of the topics such as gambling probability and its prevailing myths, risks of borrowing money and credit card overdrafts, and prevention of gambling disorder.

 

Encourage Team Members to Seek Assistance

MGM launched its fourth homemade short film “Responsible Gaming”, directed and produced by MGM with all the roles played by its own team members. It serves as a reminder to the employees and their family members to seek assistance anytime and anywhere through the Employee Assistance Program, especially through its onsite counselling services for prompt assistance while encountering gambling disorder or other difficulties in their daily lives.

 

The latest short film is now available on various social media platforms, including MGM’s Facebook page “MGM Careers” and YouTube (search with keywords “MGM Employee Assistance Program Short Film”).

 

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About MGM

 

MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 

 

MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

 

MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI also offers Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.

 

MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:    

 

Jessie Kuan

Assistant Director of Public Relations

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3412

Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

 

Karen Lam

Public Relations Manager

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3421

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo