[April 7, 2016, Macau] MGM sponsored the 2nd Board Inauguration Ceremony & Keynote Speech of the Macau Gaming Management Association (MGMA) yesterday and invited Mr. Alan Feldman, Chairman of the National Center for Responsible Gaming and Executive Vice President of MGM Resorts International Global Affairs, to give the keynote speech at the event. Earlier in the day, Mr. Feldman also provided an internal training session to MGM employees. The initiative is one of many under MGM’s Responsible Gaming Program, established since the opening of MGM MACAU.
At the 2nd Board Inauguration Ceremony of the MGMA, Dr. Davis Fong, President of the Association said, "Responsible gaming is a well-established topic in Macau. Our non-profit organization is dedicated to the idea of promoting the professionalizing of gaming management, and we will continue to bring worldwide expertise, like Mr. Feldman himself, into the community of Macau to promote public awareness of responsible gaming, as well as to contribute to the sustainable development of the industry and Macau’s prosperity and stability."
A foremost thought leader in the field of responsible gaming, Mr. Feldman has brought increased focus to the subject globally over the course of his career of over 25 years. He shared his experiences with an audience of more than 200 in two keynote sessions, including local industry experts at the MGMA event and MGM employees across multiple departments, covering topics such as the principles of responsible gaming, recreational gaming, self-limit and self-exclusion programs, measures that are devised in North America, and the importance of corporate social responsibility.
“The gaming industry should be committed to educating its employees as well as the public about responsible play,” Mr. Feldman said. “All of us in the industry should learn from one another about how responsible gaming programs are impacting our guests, and what works the best in sharing that information with them and our employees. This isn't just about any one company; this is about the entire industry, whether it’s in Macau, Singapore, United States or Canada. We all have a shared interest and shared responsibility.”
As an integrated resort operator in Macau, MGM values responsible gaming initiatives and the impact on the local community. The company has consistently supported MGMA since its inauguration in 2012, and have committed to supporting the Macau SAR government in continuously participating in a variety of responsible gaming activities, including the Annual Macau Responsible Gaming Week.
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 is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double 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 an Art Space dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, an award-winning spa, and nine signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 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 will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. MGM COTAI is being 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. The US$3 billion project is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017.
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