[November 17, 2016, Macau] MGM rolled out a series of internal Responsible Gaming activities this month, in a bid to proactively support the 8th annual Macau Responsible Gaming Campaign jointly run by the Social Welfare Bureau, Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, as well as the University of Macau. The three-week activities, part of the Company’s comprehensive Employee Assistance Program – Enrich Your Life (EAP) consists the premiere of MGM’s first homemade short film, workshops and other interactive games, with the objective to further engage its 6,000 team members on the subject of Responsible Gaming.
A special ceremony took place at the resort’s back-of-house area on November 11, to launch MGM’s first short film on the subject of “Gambling with Borrowed Money is Harmful,” echoing the theme of the Macau Responsible Gaming Campaign 2016. Guests of Honor Mr. Paulo Martins Chan, Director of Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau of the Macau SAR; Mr. Hon Wai, Deputy Director of Social Welfare Bureau of the Macau SAR; Prof. Davis Fong, Director of Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming of University of Macau; Mr. Lee Kwok Hoo, Service Director of Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office; Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Ltd. and Ms. Wendy Yu, Senior Vice President of Human Resources of MGM were at the celebrated event to enjoy the first screening of the short film with over 100 Golden Lion team members. The Guests of Honor also participated in the interactive games to witness first-hand the creativity and effort that MGM has put into creating activities to convey the message of Responsible Gaming.
Homemade Short Film on Responsible Gaming
MGM premiered its homemade short film on responsible gaming as a way to promote the message: “Gambling with Borrowed Money is Harmful,” which is the tagline of the Macau Responsible Gaming Campaign 2016. The film was written and produced by MGM, with a majority of the roles played by MGM team members as well. Meanwhile, the film’s objective is to remind team members of the services of EAP, highlighting the pioneering 24-hour support hotline and professional counseling service, specifically set up to provide prompt assistance to those in need at any time in the day. Having a long-standing collaboration with Sheng Kung Hui, such resources have been provided not only for team members, but also extended to their family members who have gambling problems or addiction. It is the recognition and promotion about the importance of this subject that can best provide support to employees at all levels, contributing in the long run to their well- being and that of those around them.
The short film is available for public viewing on MGM’s Facebook Page: MGM MACAU – Be Our Pride, as well as the YouTube with keywords “MGM Employee Assistance Program Short Film Series – Responsible Gaming.”
Responsible Gaming Roadshow
More than 1,000 team members participated in the Responsible Gaming Roadshow centered on the warning signs of problem gambling, also held on November 11, featuring a series of interactive games as well as quizzes with prizes. It included an information booth where team members can access more information on responsible gaming and the EAP by easily scanning the QR Code, which links to the WeChat Service and to MGM’s intranet page with more information on EAP and responsible gaming. It is also a way to show MGM’s endeavors in promoting responsible gaming within the community, while incorporating these practices also into business operations.
Responsible Gaming Workshop
A workshop entitled “Understand Why Gambling with Borrowed Money is Harmful” will be held on November 18, in an effort to enhance awareness of gambling disorders and educate employees on coping with such conditions. Topics of the workshop include: the consequences of gambling with borrowed money, correlation between loans and gambling addiction, debt issues, loan interest, etc.
With the commitment to Create a Better Tomorrow Today, MGM values responsible gaming initiatives with the highest level of ethical and responsible policies and procedures in the development of local gaming practices. This approach is also closely supported by the directives of Macau Government’s responsible gaming measures, thereby promoting responsible gaming within the industry and the community at large.
Guests of Honor attended the launch of MGM’s short film on the subject of “Gambling with Borrowed Money is Harmful,” echoing the theme of the Macau Responsible Gaming Campaign 2016.
More than 1,000 MGM team members participated in the Responsible Gaming Roadshow centered on the warning signs of problem gambling, also held on November 11, featuring a series of interactive games as well as quizzes with prizes.
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 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 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 HK$24billion project is expected to open in second quarter of 2017.
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