Macau’s revenue from direct taxes on gaming continues to rise

23 October 2006

Macau, China, 23 Oct – The government of Macau in the first nine months of the year had total revenue from direct gaming and gambling taxes accounting for 82.5 percent of the projected figure for 2006, according to official figures from the Finance Services Bureau (FSB).

According to the most recent figures from the FSB, from January to September, gaming and gambling in Macau provided revenue of 14.180 billion patacas, a year on year rise of 13.4 percent and 82.5 percent of Macau’s budget for 2006.

In the first nine months of the year the Macau government had total revenues pf 19.657 billion patacas, with direct taxes on gaming accounting for 72.17 percent of that total.

In the same period Macau had expenses totalling 9.870 billion patacas.

Macau currently has 23 casinos. (macauhub)