The Group has been active in building its online presence and customer-base through various online channels by offering various types of proprietary non-lottery games and entertainment content. The Group provides ticket sales and promotional support for live performances, concerts, cinemas, exhibitions and other entertainment, sports and cultural events. Providing marketing services and convenient payment experience will be beneficial for the Group to participate in the cultural and entertainment market.
The Group continues to assist merchants to attract customers, enhance brand exposure and increase online transactions. In response to the latest round of economic stimulus by the government of Macau and as one of the eight locally-registered mobile payment platforms, MPay has launched a series of electronic consumption promotions via the use of its e-wallet services, where users can get random discounts or payment rebates, as well as win prizes and earn loyalty points, mCoins, for redemption of merchant coupons and other exclusive offers on its platform.
In January 2023, through the coordination of the Macau Economic and Technological Development Bureau, the Group and the five major chambers of commerce and industry in Macau jointly launched the “Rewards for Consumption in Macao” (遊澳消費獎賞) electronic campaign. Users can go to the Alipay+Rewards (Macau) page to collect a wide range of coupons from over 100 Macau restaurants and retailers. Leveraging the Alipay+ global cross-border mobile payment solution, store information, discounts or instant discounts are posted on the Macau Pass-operated page. Since mid-April 2023, Galaxy Macau, one of Asia’s world-class leisure and entertainment integrated resorts, has officially joined the campaign. Users can receive coupons from Galaxy merchants. The Group looks forward to interacting directly with the growing number of domestic and international consumers of the Alipay+ partners’ e-wallets, exploring new business opportunities for Macau merchants to draw in more visitors to shop, thereby jointly driving business efficiency.
In February 2023, the Group entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with 銀河ICC及綜藝館有限公司 (Galaxy ICC & Arena Limited) (a subsidiary of Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited (“Galaxy”)), 北京大麥文化傳媒發展有限公司 (Beijing Damai Cultural Media Development Co., Ltd.) (“Damai”) and Alibaba Pictures Group Limited (“Alibaba Pictures”), under which the parties have agreed to utilize their respective resources and experiences for the purpose of organizing Macau cultural and entertainment activities and promoting the development of the cultural and entertainment industry in Macau. By relying on the convenience and inclusive development of the electronic payment of Macau Pass, and the advantages of its experience in local marketing technical services in Macau, and by leveraging Galaxy’s infrastructure and resources, Damai’s leading online ticketing platform for live events in Mainland China and Alibaba Pictures’ internet-driven integrated platform for the entertainment industry to reach more customers and provide those customers with easy access to high-quality movies and/or events, it is beneficial to the Group’s participation in the cultural and entertainment market in Macau and the development of its businesses in non-payment areas.
In May 2023, Macau Pass and Samsung Electronics Hong Kong Limited signed a memorandum of understanding to provide a framework for the parties’ initial cooperation intentions. The two parties agree to use their respective resources, strengths and experience to cooperate in the fields of e-finance, e-commerce, marketing, smart city construction and Internet of Things (IOT), so as to provide users with quality products or services, thereby promoting market development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.