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Combined martial arts related to Macau market: MGM China


Combined martial arts (MMA) has “nice relevance to the Macau viewers”, mentioned MGM China Holdings Ltd, certainly one of Macau’s six casino operators, in an e-mail to GGRAsia.

The agency was responding to our request for additional data concerning the doable staging of a MMA occasion at MGM Cotai.

The e-mail confirmed that MGM China had a partnership with Legend Combating Championship, an outfit that describes itself as “China‘s unique combined martial arts organisation”.

The casino agency didn’t say what number of occasions may be staged with the outfit, or when.

The martial arts group mentioned in an online posting on June 20 {that a} September 14 occasion at MGM Cotai’s small area, the MGM Theater, can be “the first of a number of main occasions lined up over the following 12 months”.

MGM China informed us: “MGM is dedicated to bringing in high quality, world-class leisure to our theatre and this contains sporting occasions.  MMA particularly has nice relevance for the Macau viewers and, with its give attention to Asia-Pacific fights [competitors hailing from the region] and monitor file of success, Legend Combating Championship is a pure accomplice for us.”

No data was accessible as of Thursday on MGM Cotai’s web site, to verify a September 14 present.

However the casino agency did state in its e-mail: “This [MMA] occasion will see our theatre rework right into a combating venue, as soon as once more exhibiting the capability of this Asia-first dynamic theatre, which can welcome extra and more-highly-entertaining occasions sooner or later.”

The Macau casino trade as a complete has at instances struggled to search out non-gaming leisure with lasting enchantment for Macau’s guests, most of whom are Chinese language. That has been the case regardless of the Macau authorities urging native operators to extend the quantity of non-gaming enterprise of their casino resorts.

Final month MGM China’s chief govt Grant Bowie informed GGRAsia the agency had dropped the thought of getting a self-commissioned resident present at MGM Cotai. He added that as an alternative, the agency deliberate to proceed bringing to the property worldwide exhibits on a brief foundation.

“Fuerza Bruta”, a recent bodily theatre present from Argentina, is being carried out at MGM Theater till August four inclusive.