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Galaxy Entertainment Group Recognized at the International Gaming Awards for the Eighth Consecutive Year Voted Casino Operator of the Year Voted Integrated Resort of the Year

11 Feb 2019

Hong Kong, 11 February 2019 - Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG” or “the Group”) (HKEx stock code: 27) won two distinguished awards at the prestigious International Gaming Awards (“IGA”) ceremony in London on 4 February 2019. The Group was named Casino Operator of the Year Australia/Asia and it is the fifth time that GEG has received this award. In addition, Galaxy MacauTM won the Integrated Resort of the Year award for the third year running. It also marks the eighth consecutive year that GEG has been honoured by the IGA.

IGA is regarded as the “Oscar” of the gaming industry and serves to highlight the achievements of outstanding online and land-based operators globally. Its judging panel comprises leading international industry professionals, specialized journalists, analysts, investors and gaming consultants. GEG has won different IGA accolades since the opening of Galaxy Macau™ in 2011, reflecting recognition of the Group’s performance and achievements from the international community.

Along with its ‘World Class, Asian Heart’ service philosophy, the Group is highly regarded for its innovative and distinct product offerings, as well as for having the most clearly defined development pipeline among the Macau operators. GEG has the largest landbank in Macau with Cotai Phases 3 & 4 comprising approximately one million square metres. It actively supports the Macau Government’s vision to develop Macau into a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.

Mr Francis Lui, Vice-Chairman of GEG, said, “The IGA awards are a global recognition of GEG’s efforts and achievements throughout the years. GEG is now a world-renowned brand in the resort industry. We will continue to deliver quality product offerings and memorable customer experiences to our guests across our properties in Macau. Additionally, we are committed to promoting our brand around the world through our expansion plans, such as Hengqin and Japan.”

Please refer to the Annex for the awards GEG has received from the IGA in the past years.

Mr Robert Drake (right) the Chief Financial Officer of Galaxy Entertainment Group, receives the award from the judge.



About Galaxy Entertainment Group (HKEx stock code: 27)

Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG” or the “Group”) is one of the world’s leading resorts, hospitality and gaming companies. It primarily develops and operates a large portfolio of integrated resort, retail, dining, hotel and gaming facilities in Macau. The Group is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index.

GEG is one of the three original concessionaires in Macau with a successful track record of delivering innovative, spectacular and award-winning properties, products and services, underpinned by a “World Class, Asian Heart” service philosophy, that has enabled it to consistently outperform and lead the market in Macau.

GEG operates three flagship destinations in Macau: on Cotai, Galaxy Macau™, one of the world’s largest integrated destination resorts, and the adjoining Broadway Macau™, a unique landmark entertainment and food street destination; and on the Peninsula, StarWorld Macau, an award winning premium property.

The Group has the largest undeveloped landbank of any concessionaire in Macau. When The Next Chapter of its Cotai development is completed, GEG’s resorts footprint on Cotai will double to more than 2 million square meters, making the resorts, entertainment and MICE precinct one of the largest and most diverse integrated destinations in the world. GEG is also planning to develop a world class leisure and recreation destination resort on a 2.7 square kilometer land parcel on Hengqin adjacent to Macau. This resort will complement GEG’s offerings in Macau, and at the same time differentiate it from its peers while supporting Macau in its vision of becoming a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.

In July 2015, GEG made a strategic investment in Société Anonyme des Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Etrangers à Monaco (“Monte-Carlo SBM”), a world renowned owner and operator of iconic luxury hotels and resorts in the Principality of Monaco. GEG continues to explore a range of international development opportunities with Monte-Carlo SBM including Japan.

GEG is committed to delivering world class unique experiences to its guests and building a sustainable future for the communities in which it operates.

For more information about the Group, please visit


About International Gaming Awards (IGA)

The International Gaming Awards (IGA) ceremony is the Oscars of the gaming community and offers a unique opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with architects of change. The prestigious awards event unites industry professionals from all around the world. It focuses on highlighting the achievements of outstanding operators (online and land-based) globally. For more details, please visit  



Awards for GEG


5th International Gaming Awards

Casino Operator of the Year Australia/Asia (GEG)

Integrated Resort of the Year (Galaxy Macau™)


6th International Gaming Awards

Casino Operator of the Year Australia/Asia (GEG)

Casino VIP Room of the Year (Galaxy Macau™)


7th International Gaming Award

Casino Operator of the Year Australia/Asia (GEG)

Outstanding Contribution Award (Dr Lui Che-woo)


8th International Gaming Awards

Casino Operator of the Year Australia/Asia (GEG)

Casino VIP Room of the Year (Galaxy Macau™)


9th International Gaming Awards

Socially Responsible Operator (GEG) 


10th International Gaming Awards

Integrated Resort of the Year (Galaxy Macau™)


11th International Gaming Awards

Integrated Resort of the Year (Galaxy Macau™)


12th International Gaming Awards

Casino Operator of the Year Australia/Asia (GEG)

Integrated Resort of the Year (Galaxy Macau™)