Gaming operator Sands China has announced it is distributing a discretionary allowance equivalent to one month’s salary to more than 25,000 eligible non-senior management full-time team members on January 17, 2022.
A total of 99 per cent of Sands China’s total employment force was said to benefit from either the discretionary allowance or other incentive schemes, with the group the first of the ‘Big Six’ to announce it will still provide the usual end of the year bonus.
‘“This year was another challenging one, not just for Macao, but for the whole world. Despite its challenges, our team members came together to successfully launch The Londoner Macao against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic – fulfilling the vision of our founder, Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson,’ the President of Sands China, Wilfred Wong said referring to the group’s founder, who passed away in January of this year.
“Since the start of the pandemic, our team members have demonstrated their care for the community by taking the initiative to get vaccinated, by volunteering to support our 24-hour Nucleic Acid Testing station during two community-wide mandatory testing drives, and by providing hotel services for medical observation, among so much more.”
Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic since early 2020, all local gaming concessionaires have decided to continue paying discretionary bonuses to their non-management staff.