GEG Holds Blessing Ceremony for 2018 Macau International Dragon Boat Races

June 8, 2018 – Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) endeavors not only to support the development of local sports and the promotion of traditional Chinese culture, but also to proactively encourage its team members to improve their physical and emotional well-being through sports. The Macau International Dragon Boat Races are one of Macau’s major annual sporting event, and GEG is proud to support 65 of its team members as they compete against other local teams in the small dragon boat and standard dragon boat races. 

Over 100 GEG team members attended the blessing ceremony held at noon at Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre to bestow good luck upon the GEG dragon boat team members and the six GEG dragon boats: Galaxy Stars, Galaxy Pearl, Galaxy Universe, Galaxy Glamour, Galaxy Phoenix and Galaxy Elegance.

GEG executives Mr. Raymond Yap, Senior Director of International Premium and Mass Market Development; Mr. Richard Longhurst, Director of Operations of Galaxy Macau™ and Director of Gaming Development and Optimization Services; Mr. Charles So, Director of Operations, StarWorld & City Clubs; Ms. Joanna Barnes, Chairperson of the GEG Staff Social Club; Ms. Trancy Koh, Vice President of Entertainment Services, Resort Marketing Services; and Hazel Wong, Assistant Senior Vice President of Retail, officiated for the ritual eye-dotting and sharing the roasted pig. The executives then distributed red packets to the dragon boat team members as a gesture of support and a wish of good luck in the races.

Under GEG’s support, the GEG Dragon Boat Team has garnered numerous awards and is competing for the 13th consecutive year in the Macau International Dragon Boat Races. Tyson Hoi, the Coach and Captain of the GEG Dragon Boat Team, said, “I’m very grateful that the company values our team. We are looking forward to having the team’s training program out of Macau. This year, I believed our team can qualify to participate in both categories of the Macau International Invitation Standard Dragon Boat Race. I have no doubt that our team’s drive to perform at our best will continue to grow.”