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June 30, 2014
17:11 EDTLVSLas Vegas Sands says Macau court dismisses AAEC claims
In a regulatory filing, Las Vegas Sands said as previously disclosed by Las Vegas Sands, on January 19, 2012, Asian American Entertainment Corporation, Limited, AAEC, filed a claim with the Macau Judicial Court against the following subsidiaries of the company: Venetian Macau Limited, LVS (Nevada) International Holdings, Las Vegas Sands, and Venetian Casino Resort and LVSLLC. The claim is for 3.0 billion patacas, approximately $375.7M at exchange rates in effect on June 25 as compensation for damages resulting from the alleged breach of agreements entered into between AAEC and the defendants for their joint presentation of a bid in response to the public tender held by the Macau government for the award of gaming concessions at the end of 2001. On September 23, 2013, the U.S. Defendants filed a motion with the Macau Second Instance Court, seeking recognition and enforcement of a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in a prior similar action filed by AAEC, given on April 10, 2009, the effect of which would be to dismiss AAEC’s claims against the US Defendants.On June 25, 2014, the Macau Court of Second Instance delivered a decision, which gave formal recognition to and allowed enforcement in Macau of the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals, dismissing AAEC’s claims against the US Defendants. AAEC has ten days in which to appeal the decision. Subject to any appeal, the US Defendants intend to apply to the Macau Court of First Instance to dismiss AAEC’s claims in full. Venetian Macau Limited had previously been removed as a party to the action. On June 25, the Macau Court of Second Instance delivered a decision, which gave formal recognition to and allowed enforcement in Macau of the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals, dismissing AAEC’s claims against the US Defendants. AAEC has ten days in which to appeal the decision. Subject to any appeal, the US Defendants intend to apply to the Macau Court of First Instance to dismiss AAEC’s claims in full. Venetian Macau Limited had previously been removed as a party to the action.
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07:17 EDTLVSMacau developments negative, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that its checks on Macau for August indicate that the region's revenues are trending flat to down this month. According to Wells, in August the region's revenues are historically up 4% versus July. The firm adds that comments by Macau casino owner Galaxy suggest that the market has not yet bottomed. Wells believes that the market has not yet stabilized and remains neutral on Macau stocks, although it remains upbeat on their long-term outlook. Publicly traded companies in the Macau gaming space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Melco Crown (MPEL) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).
August 18, 2015
07:13 EDTLVSMacau GGR poised to sink 37% in August, says Bernstein
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