All six major casino operators in Macau have granted staff annual bonuses.
Macau.- Casino operator Sands China has announced it will pay a bonus to more than 26,000 eligible full-time team employees equivalent to one month’s salary, capped at MOP45,000 (US$5,635).
The announcement comes after the five other major casino operators in Macau announced similar bonuses intended as rewards due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on teams.
Galaxy, Wynn Macau, Melco and MGM China have confirmed they will give non-management employees the equivalent of a month’s salary.
The bonus will be paid on February 8, 2021, and will benefit 99 per cent of Sands China’s total employees.
The group said the allowance is in “gratitude of team members’ dedication and contributions in 2020”, a year when the Covid-19 pandemic greatly impacted the local gaming sector.
Despite the economic downturn, all six gaming concessionaires have announced some kind of early year bonus to employees.
Sands China’s announcement comes ten days after the death of the company’s founder, Sheldon Adelson, who passed away on January 11 from complications during the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Sands China President Wilfred Wong, said int he statement: “Our company’s founder, the late Mr. Adelson, was particularly proud of the Sands China Ltd. team and our accomplishments.
“He was adamant, even during the most difficult times last year, that the company should do all that it can to support team members, their families, and the Macau community at large.
“It gives me great pleasure, therefore, to announce that, in Mr. Adelson’s memory, the company will pay a discretionary allowance in appreciation of team members’ support, hard work and personal sacrifices”.