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MGM Cotai announces 13 February opening date

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 13:24
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MGM China has announced that it will hold its long-awaited grand opening on Tuesday 13 February.

In a press release, the company confirmed that it would hold a series of events over two days “to introduce Asia’s most innovative integrated resort, featuring Spectacle and MGM Theater at Cotai, to get a taste of the first-of-its-kind entertainment experiences, never-before-seen-in-Macau innovative dining concepts featuring four world renowned celebrity chefs, and a unique art collection with over 300 pieces of contemporary art and historical masterworks.”

The opening of MGM Cotai had been delayed from its previously announced launch date of 29 January while it waited for the Macao Government Tourism Office to grant it the necessary licenses. That followed earlier delays to a planned December launch due to damage suffered to the property as a result of Typhoon Hato in August.

Last month Macau’s gaming regulator, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) announced that MGM Cotai would receive 125 new-to-market gaming tables including an initial allocation of 100 tables for its opening. The allocation is fewer than had been widely forecast and will see the remaining 25 tables become available to MGM Cotai on 1 January 2019. The government has granted MGM permission to move another 77 tables across from its existing property, MGM Macau, on the peninsula.

 

 

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