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Macau Casino Dealers Walk Off Job in Continuing Labor Unrest

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At noon time of 1 Oct 2014, up to 300 dealers of led by the "Forefront of Macau Gaming" took sick leave collectively to demand higher wages and better benefits. The Forefront of Macau Gaming, headed by Leong Man Teng, is a labor union with members from six major casinos in Macau. "The vast majority of our team members have reported to work and are delivering their high level of service as usual," MGM China Holdings Ltd company said in a statement, the Voice of America reported.

As a forerunner in the legal casino business, Macau is a gambling hub for the Asian region. Mainland China constitute the 60% of the visitors. Gaming revenues account for nearly 90% of government revenues. From a fishing village Macau had transformed into the gambling capital of the world with 35 casinos and a population base of more than half a million living in an area of 31.3 km2. Macau is pushing to build eight new resorts in the next three years but will faces labor shortage problems due to the current rigid regulations that prohibit foreigners from working at gaming tables.

Macau Casino Dealers Walk Off Job in Continuing Labor Unrest

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At noon time of 1 Oct 2014, up to 300 dealers of led by the "Forefront of Macau Gaming" took sick leave collectively to demand higher wages and better benefits. The Forefront of Macau Gaming, headed by Leong Man Teng, is a labor union with members from six major casinos in Macau. "The vast majority of our team members have reported to work and are delivering their high level of service as usual," MGM China Holdings Ltd company said in a statement, the Voice of America reported.

As a forerunner in the legal casino business, Macau is a gambling hub for the Asian region. Mainland China constitute the 60% of the visitors. Gaming revenues account for nearly 90% of government revenues. From a fishing village Macau had transformed into the gambling capital of the world with 35 casinos and a population base of more than half a million living in an area of 31.3 km2. Macau is pushing to build eight new resorts in the next three years but will faces labor shortage problems due to the current rigid regulations that prohibit foreigners from working at gaming tables.

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