Direct gaming taxes in Macau total almost 20 billion patacas

27 February 2007

Macau, China, 27 Feb – Direct taxes on gaming and gambling activities in Macau totaled 19.789 billion patacas in 2006, a rise of 19.48 percent year on year, according to the Macau Finance Services Bureau website.

Direct taxes on gaming and gambling last year accounted for72.32 percent of Macau’s total public revenue.

Gaming and gambling activities in Macau posted gross revenues of 55.884 billion patacas (US$6.985 billion) in 2006, a rise of 22 percent against the figures for 2005, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB).

Revenues from Macau’s 24 casinos totaled 54.998 million patacas, or 22.96 percent more than the total for 2005.

Baccarat, VIP baccarat, mini-baccarat and three-card baccarat together generated turnover of 47.526 billion patacas, an annual rise of 23.6 percent. (macauhub)

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