China – SJM to bring tables back to Macau Jockey ClubBy Phil - 13 February 2014
Sociedade de Jogos de Macau is looking to reopen the gaming floor at its Macau Jockey Club having closed it almost a decade ago.
The Jockey Club’s previous casino was operational only on race days when it offered a handful of tables and slots before being relocated in 2004 to the Grandview Hotel.
Jockey Club’s CEO, Thomas Li Chu Kwan, revealed that the casino is now being refurnished and will open to the public as soon as it is approved by the government. The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau added that the exact number of tables and slots involved wouldn’t be announced until after the renovation.
Macau operators have been allowed to freely redistribute their quota of gaming tables among the announcement of the table cap in 2010. Annual growth rate of live dealer gaming tables has been capped at three per cent until the end of 2022.
SJM has around 1,750 gaming tables to play with. Last March it relocated 30 tables from Casino Oceanus to Casino Grand Lisboa, which also received a 40 table boost from Greek Mythology Casino.
The decision to bring tables to the Jockey Club is primarily due to new infrastructure in Taipa including the Light Rapid Transit railway.