Published
Industry

60% of Macau’s casino workers furloughed without pay

The Macau Gaming Enterprises Staff Association has reported that close to 60% of casino workers have been forced into unpaid leave in the country. The survey gathered answers from 611 staff members from casinos. 

macau

According to the Macau Daily Times, the worker experience is an important factor: the longer work history the employee has, the more likely they are to be placed on leave without pay. Despite the furloughed employees feeling worried, the survey says only 8% are thinking of moving to another job. 

The gaming association offered several safeguards to help the workers: the Macau government could regulate the unpaid leave, measures could be implemented for an economic rebound, employees could be offered additional training, and the foreign employment quota should be adjusted to protect the local workers. 

Macau continues to suffer the effects of the ongoing pandemic, despite some of the slight recoveries taking place in the industry.

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) dropped by 90% in September but rose by 229% month-on-month in October. The Individual Visit Scheme resumed mid-September and helped boost the economy in a small way, however, the country expects the tourist arrivals for 2020 to drop by 90%. 

Premium+ Connections
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium Connections
Consultancy
Executive Profiles
Tipico
Flutter
Galaxy Gaming
Churchill Downs Incorporated
Follow Us

Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific: Going live

The Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific are set for their firs...

Preview: SiGMA Asia 2024

SiGMA’s annual Asia summit comes back to Manila – signif...

Company profile: Praxis Tech

Being payments ready in Asia - A call to action for iGaming...