Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd.

    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. The Company currently operates Altira Macau (, a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (, an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Its business also includes the Mocha Clubs (, which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company also majority owns and operates Studio City (, a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, a Philippine subsidiary of the Company currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (, a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. The Company is strongly supported by its single largest shareholder, Melco International Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.


    Denise Chen

    Denise Chen is the chief sustainability officer at Melco Resorts & Entertainment. The group is committed to being carbon neutral and having zero waste at its resorts by 2030.

    Grant Johnston

    Promoted to senior vice president, property general manager of Melco's City of Dreams Mediterranean project and Cyprus Casinos in July 2020.

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    Cyprus first week a rollercoaster ride: Ballantyne

    The opening of Melco’s new Cyprus temporary casino was below expectation, and the casino’s property president said local competition is to blame, Cyprus Mail reports. City of Dreams Mediterranean property president Craig Ballantyne said around 7,000 unique guests have visited the property so far, with over 4,000 joining the casino rewards program. “There were a […]

    Melco dealers claim miscalculated retirement fund contribution

    Dealers from Melco Resorts have submitted a petition to the Labor Affairs Bureau claiming the company has miscalculated their provident fund, or retirement fund contribution, local media reports. According to the New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association, around 1,933 signatures have been collected – with claims that the operator has been calculating the funds based […]

    Macau stocks fall on June GGR results

    Macau’s casino operators saw their stocks tumble on Monday after weaker-than-expected Macau gaming revenue reported for the month of June. June GGR came in 12.5 percent year-on-year growth, down from the 18-20 percent expected by analysts. Shares of Melco Resorts was one of the hardest hit, falling 9.6 percent to their lowest level in 2018. […]

    Will nightclubs make Asia’s non-gaming revenue dance?

    Marina Bay Sands is bringing one of the world’s top nightclub brands to Singapore next year, becoming the latest of the region’s major IRs to add clubbing to the entertainment mix in the hope of duplicating the success of Las Vegas’ vibrant night scene. The property, which is owned by Las Vegas Sands, is teaming […]

    June GGR tracking around 20 percent as mass picks up: MS

    Macau’s gross gambling revenue is tracking for a 20 percent gain in June, helped the opening of Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s Morpheus Hotel and the Dragon Boat festival, Morgan Stanley said in a note.

    Ho confident of more table game allocation next year

    Melco’s Lawrence Ho is confident his company will be granted more new-to-market gaming tables next year, TDM News reports. The company’s newest hotel tower, Morpheus, officially opened its doors on Friday after receiving its hotel and gaming license on Thursday. The 770-room hotel opened with 40 gaming tables transferred from other Melco properties, however, Ho […]

    Melco sponsors responsible gaming video

    Melco Resorts & Entertainment has sponsored a public service video to reinforce responsible gaming culture to be shown on Macau television.

    Melco Cyprus temporary casino to open June 28

    On Friday, Melco International Development held a ceremonial groundbreaking of City of Dreams Mediterranean, with expectations that the project’s first phase will open by 2021. Melco executives, including CEO Lawrence Ho assembled on the plot of land in Limassol, along with Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and Melis Shiakolas, CEO of Melco’s local partner CNS Group. […]

    Are slots finally gaining a foothold in Macau?

    The latest financial results from Macau’s operators showed a healthy increase in slot machine revenue, indicating that a mix of product innovation, evolving customer preferences and new capacity are beginning to help them gain traction. According to figures from Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), GGR from slot machines in the enclave was MOP […]

    Environmental group condemns Melco Cyprus project

    An animal protection organization has expressed their outrage over the Melco Cyprus casino project, which they claim has gone ahead without any assessment in the impact of the environment and wildlife. According to a media statement from BirdLife Cyprus, the organization claims that the Akrotiri Peninsula, which the Zakaki Casino will be located, is home […]

    Japan IR revenues unlikely to reach Macau levels: Ho

    Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho does not expect that Japanese IRs will produce revenues on the scale of Macau, but he is nevertheless more than willing to build “a $10 billion plus resort” in either the Kansai or Kanto regions of the country.

    Ho open to partnering with Packer again

    During an interview with CNBC’s Christine Tan, Melco Resorts chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho said he “wouldn’t hesitate” to partner with Australian gaming mogul James Packer again should the opportunity arise. The partnership between Melco and Crown, known at the time as Melco Crown Entertainment, ended in May 2017, with Crown exiting its position in […]

    Sands, Melco, Galaxy to benefit most from rise of premium market

    Macau gaming operators Sands, Melco and Galaxy are best placed to capitalize on the rise of the Chinese premium market, according to Bernstein Research. The brokerage published its latest report, titled “China Consumer: Where to Play, How to Win… Premium is the New Mainstream,” on Friday, covering the latest trends in premium mass spending, preferences […]

    PLC in talks to acquire shares in Melco PH unit

    Premium Leisure Corp is reportedly in “preliminary discussions” with Melco Resorts & Entertainment in order to acquire shares in Melco’s local operating unit which runs City of Dreams Manila. The announcement was made on Friday by Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation to the Philippine Stock Exchange. Currently, Premium Leisure Corp has an operating agreement […]

    Melco’s Morpheus to open June 15

    Melco’s newest development, Morpheus, is set to open on June 15, 2018, according to an announcement from Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO of Melco. Mr. Ho was speaking at a sneak-peak media press briefing at the Grand Hyatt in Macau on Tuesday, followed by a media tour. The $1.1 billion hotel tower is best known […]

    Ho unveils cutting-edge concepts for Macau IRs

    Melco Resorts & Entertainment CEO Lawrence Ho says its Hollywood-themed Studio City resort will be ramping up its entertainment offerings in an “insane” way as part of the group’s determination to be at the cutting edge and stand out from other IRs.

    Operators improve maternity/paternity benefits

    Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Sands China, MGM China and SJM Holdings have improved maternity and paternity leave benefits for employees. At Melco, paid maternity leave will be extended  from 8 weeks to 10 weeks from June 1st, while paid paternity leave will go from 3 (or 24 hours) to 5 days (or 40 hours) for […]

    Morpheus casino won’t use junkets: Lawrence Ho

    Melco’s new $1.1 billion hotel tower will not be using junkets to lure in Asian high rollers to its casino, chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho told Reuters. “Eventually it’s much better to develop your own database than rely on junkets,” said Ho on Friday. The new 160-meter tall hotel tower, Morpheus, will be located at […]

    Melco’s meta-Morpheus

    Melco Resorts and Entertainment exited one of gaming’s most successful joint ventures early last year, putting it in a position to reap the full potential of its Asian properties and to chart its own path into new jurisdictions. The company is building an integrated resort in Cyprus and is pushing hard for a license in […]

    Melco Q1 revenue gains 3 percent

    Melco Resorts & Entertainment posted a 3 percent increase in Q1 revenue, driven by Studio City and Altira.

    Macau operators make CSR push amidst coronavirus crisis

    As the Covid-19 crisis descended upon, first, China, then the world, the six Macau operators have not been idle in their CSR efforts, in spite of the mandated casino closures and reopenings under difficult economic conditions.

    Melco bets on blockchain in innovation drive

    Melco Resorts & Entertainment is increasingly bullish on the disruptive impact of blockchain technology on the casino floor, with projects already live and more in the pipeline.

    Macau’s CSR drive – with one eye on Beijing?

    Macau’s operators have stepped up their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in recent years, in particular when it comes to China cultural cooperation, which may help their case when it comes to concession renewal.

    Melco, MGM outshine peers in Q3

    Melco Resorts & Entertainment and MGM China outperformed their peers in the latest reporting season, as the ramp up of new product offerings drove growth.
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    Yokohama bid holds promise and perils

    Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi's announcement that her government would make an IR bid reshaped the licensing race in a way that few other events have done.
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    Crown probes to focus on probity, though major hurdles unlikely

    Australian regulators are likely to focus on probity issues in their investigations into Crown Resorts’ operations, although experts don’t expect any major red flags to be raised.
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    Casino firms not hitched to social capital bandwagon

    There is a growing trend towards businesses founded on the premise of social capital, though despite their enormous profits, most casino firms have yet to sign on.

    Asia’s IRs power up green initiatives

    As concern mounts about the global environment, many of Asia’s giant IRs are taking significant steps to minimise their impact, investing heavily in green technologies and other waste control initiatives.

    Bright future seen for gaming growth

    Despite short-term headwinds from China’s slowing economy and trade friction with the U.S., analysts remain optimistic Macau will retain its crown as Asia’s top gaming hub.

    A bridge too far?

    One month on from the opening of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HZMB), Macau’s casino sector is weighing up its immediate impact and how it is likely to affect operations in the longer term.

    No clarity in casino concession countdown

    The first of Macau’s six casino concessions expire in less than 18 months, though the operators who have invested billions in the territory still have no clarity as to how, or even if, those licenses to operate will be renewed.

    Trade war creates headwinds for Macau gaming stocks

    Macau gaming stocks are feeling the heat from the trade war between the U.S. and China, falling to their lowest levels in a year, with some analysts cutting their growth forecasts on concern for a slowdown in China’s economy.

    Operators woo Japan local governments

    The season has come for the sixteen or seventeen interested IR operators to concretely develop their strategies to woo local governments and to position themselves to be chosen as partners.

    Operators eye innovation as retail pops

    Alongside a rebound in gross gaming revenue, Macau is enjoying a boom in retail sales, with operators seeking to drive further growth through innovative concepts, such as pop-up shops and retail cafes.