As a responsible corporate citizen, MGM has always been committed to promoting responsible gaming (RG) to all in the community with continuous and practical efforts. After years of devoted endeavors, MGM MACAU casino has passed the “Responsible Gambling Indicators” program initiated by the Macao SAR Government and awarded the qualification of “Responsible Gaming Implementation Model Unit”. In view of further strengthening the Company’s RG promotions in the community, MGM joins hands with local community associations to launch the brand new “MGM Responsible Gaming Community Engagement Scheme”, on top of its regular annual RG initiatives. The scheme will tackle RG from aspects ranging from education, prevention, support and research, hoping to extend the importance of RG to the community, in a bid to develop a more harmonious and healthier society through public-private partnership.
The launching ceremony and symposium for “MGM Responsible Gaming Community Engagement Scheme” took place at MGM COTAI earlier, which was attended by a lineup of guests of honor, including Yang Yi, Deputy Director of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR; Cheong Chi Hin, Acting Deputy Director of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Tou Chi Iau, Head of Department of Gaming Research and Liaison of Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau; Chu Ngai Yan, Acting Head of Division of Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment of the Social Welfare Bureau; Davis Fong, Director of Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming of University of Macau; Wang Chang Bin, Director of Centre for Gaming and Tourism Studies of Macau Polytechnic University; Song Wai Kit, President of Macau Responsible Gaming Association; Chiu Lan Ieng, Vice-President of Macao Federation of Trade Unions; Lee Kwok Hoo, Service Director of Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office (SKH); Pak Kin Pong, Supervisor of the Macao Gaming Industry Employees Home Integrated Services Centre; Ieong Man Un, President of Macao New Chinese Youth Association; Austin Vong, President of the Youth Volunteers Association of Macau (AJVM); and Hubert Wang, President & Chief Operating Officer of MGM China Holdings Limited.
Tian Han, Senior Vice President of Gaming Operations & Strategic Marketing of MGM, said, “MGM truly believes the implementation of RG is the key to building a healthy and sustainable business model for the industry, laying a solid foundation for the society’s stable development. Since the opening of MGM, we have always been adhering RG measures with more stringent standards than the industry average and was the first in industry to establish an RG task force. In the year of its 15th anniversary, MGM MACAU’s RG efforts were recognized by the SAR government and awarded the qualification of ‘Responsible Gaming Implementation Model Unit’, which is an honor to the Company at whole. With the introduction of the ‘MGM Responsible Gaming Community Engagement Scheme’, we will partner with more community associations and devote more resources to maximize the effectiveness of exercising RG.”
During the event, guests of honor including Davis Fong, Wang Chang Bin, Song Wai Kit and Tian Han, were invited to share their insights on the topic of “the future development trends of Macau’s RG”, in the light of strengthening Macau’s positioning as the World Center of Tourism and Leisure. MGM also introduced its RG endeavors and awarded pins to team members who have completed the “Macau Responsible Gaming Advisor” certificate course. These team members now become part of the RG task force, who are on duty 24/7 inside the casinos to provide instant assistance for guests in need.
On the other hand, MGM continued to organize its annual RG initiative themed “Lost Control, Lose Family” for its team members. During the past few months, MGM teamed up with SKH, AJVM and Macao Gaming Industry Employees Home (GEH) to launch a series of RG roadshows, including “MGM x AJVM – Responsible Gaming Roadshow”, “MGM x GEH – ‘Lost Control, Lose Family’ Responsible Gaming Roadshow” and more. MGM and also collaborated with these associations to co-host interactive RG events, such as seminars, multimedia promotions and family-friendly activities, to help audiences better grasp the potential risks of gaming activities.
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 integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, 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. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. 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. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
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.
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