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Sands China Donates MOP 450K to Four Local NGOs for RG Efforts

16th year of annual donation initiative

(Macao, Jan. 28, 2020) – Sands China Ltd. has donated MOP 450,000 in total to four local nongovernmental organisations to aid their responsible gaming efforts in 2021, in support of the Macau SAR government's "Lost Control, Lose Family" responsible gaming promotion.

The donations have been an annual practice for Sands China since 2006, as part of the company's corporate social responsibility efforts, surpassing MOP 5.8 million to date.

At a cheque presentation ceremony Jan. 25 at The Venetian® Macao, Sands China executives presented the ceremonial cheques to representatives of the four beneficiaries: the Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office, the Young Men's Christian Association of Macau (YMCA Macau), the Macao Gaming Industry Employees Home, and the Youth Volunteers Association of Macao (AJVM).

The donations will help support the NGOs' various responsible gaming efforts, such as parent-child responsible gaming and financial management activities, roadshows, workshops, trainings, sharing sessions, and responsible gaming promotional videos, with Sands China team members among their beneficiaries.

"Responsible gaming remains a top priority for Sands China, as part of our commitment to the local community," said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. "We are grateful for these local organisations and their continued dedication to promoting responsible gaming in Macao, and our thanks go to our team members for their support of the NGOs' and Sands China's responsible gaming initiatives over the years."

Sands China remains committed to the well-being of its guests and recognises the importance of responsible gaming to the Macao community. Sands China was the first gaming operator in Macao to launch a self-exclusion programme in 2004, and was a pioneer in including responsible gaming training in its company-wide team member orientation programme. Sands China established its comprehensive responsible gaming programme in 2007, with the goals of contributing to the continuous development of the Macao community, bearing corporate responsibility in addressing social issues and developing an environment and a culture of responsible gaming in Macao.

Photo caption: Andy Kobel (centre-right), Sands China's senior vice president of table games and gaming optimisation, and Michael Lee (centre-left), the company's executive director of casino regulatory and compliance, present ceremonial cheques totalling MOP 450,000 to representatives from four local NGOs in support of their responsible gaming efforts: the Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office, YMCA Macau, the Macao Gaming Industry Employees Home, and the Youth Volunteers Association of Macao (AJVM).