Non-gaming draws expected to buoy labour demand

More attractions other than gaming in the resorts that the casino operators are opening in Cotai will increase demand for qualified workers, Institute for Tourism Studies president Fanny Vong has predicted. “Gaming revenue is going down, but we are hopeful that other areas related to non-gaming elements – such as food and beverage, recreation and leisure activities – which the operators are trying to add to the resorts will increase the workforce required,” Dr Vong told reporters. “We’re looking at the development of Cotai. Although gaming is slowing down, there are still a few projects that will be coming up and will require human resources not only in quantity but also in quality,” she said.