In Macau, the local Sands China Limited subsidiary of American casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corporation has reportedly announced that it is planning to increase the monthly salaries for some of its full-time employees by almost 5% from March.

According to a report from Asia Gaming Brief, the Hong Kong-listed firm is responsible for The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, Sands Macao, Sands Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao properties and will be boosting the pay packets of full-time workers currently taking home less than $1,490 a month by approximately $74 while those earning above this threshold are to receive an average 2.5% pay rise.

In addition, Asia Gaming Brief reported that February 13 is due to see Sands China Limited award eligible employees holding a minimum twelve months’ of service with a discretionary bonus equivalent to at least a month’s salary.

“Sands China [Limited] is again pleased to announce a salary increase and discretionary bonus for its valued team members in appreciation of their contributions,” reportedly read a statement from Wilfred Wong, President for Sands China Limited.

Wong reportedly declared that the previous twelve months had brought ‘many challenges to our operations’ including the impact of Typhoon Hato in August but that the firm’s staff had ‘continued to deliver unparalleled service experiences to our guests’ while also helping to ‘restore normality across Macau through various disaster relief efforts’.

“With the Londoner project in the pipeline, the future looks promising for us and I am confident that with the continued dedication of our team members, 2018 will be a year of success and fulfillment,” reportedly read the statement from Wong.