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MGM Holds Blessing Ceremony for Its Dragon Boat Team
Traditional Rituals, Cheerleading Squad, and Intensive Training Pave the Way to Reaching New Heights at the Races
MGM senior executives together with the Dragon Boat Team pose for a group photo at the Blessing Ceremony.

MGM held a Blessing Ceremony for its Dragon Boat Team on May 18 at Nam Van Lake Nautical Center, led by a team of senior executives to extend best wishes to the Team which will take part in the “Macau International Dragon Boat Races 2016” on June 4, 5 and 9. Consisting more than 95% of local team members from gaming and non-gaming departments, the Dragon Boat Team will split up into two sub teams to compete in four categories.

At the ceremony, the senior executives performed traditional rituals including incense-offering, suckling pig cutting and eye-dotting for the dragon boats. They then launched confetti cannons which signifies good luck to the Team just moments before the Team plunged right into their practice sessions. The MGM Dragon Boat Cheerleading Squad, formed by team members across both gaming and non-gaming departments, gave a spectacular performance with vigorous moves to cheer on the Dragon Boat paddlers.

Ms. Wendy Yu, Senior Vice President of Human Resources of MGM, said, “MGM has always encouraged team members to participate in various kinds of cultural, sports and community activities. It is through these experiences that we can build team spirt while strengthening the body and mind. We would like to thank the Dragon Boat Team members for their effort and contribution to the races and we look forward to achieving new heights together!”

MGM is committed to supporting cultural and sports events and has always actively participated in a number of local sports activities. The Dragon Boat Team, with team members from various different departments, have dedicated their spare time to intensive training over the past 12 months, setting the right tone from the get-go and striving to roar to new heights. They won the First Runner-Up in the 500 meters Macau Standard Dragon Boat Race in female category in 2015.


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 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 HK$ 24billion project is expected to open towards the end of the first quarter of 2017. 

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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