Baccarat accounts for 90.5 pct of casino revenues in Macau in 2010

17 January 2011

Macau, China, 17 Jan – The two main casino games in Macau – low stakes baccarat and baccarat for high-rollers (VIP) – last year accounted for 90.5 percent of total gross gaming and gambling revenues, officials said in Macau.

According to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB), the two types of baccarat provided revenues of 34.917 billion patacas for low stakes baccarat and 135.648 billion patacas for high roller baccarat in a year in which gross casino gaming revenues totalled 188.343 billion patacas.

In third place on the list, but by a great distance, were slot machines, which generated revenue of 8.618 billion patacas, followed by “cussec” with 3.555 billion patacas, blackjack with 2.29 billion patacas and stud poker with 1.06 billion patacas.

In 2010, total gross revenues from gaming and gambling were 189.588 billion patacas (US$23.698 billion), with horse and greyhound racing and lotteries accounting for 1-245 billion patacas, or 0.6 percent of the total.

At the end of 2010, there were 33 casinos in Macau, 20 of which were owned by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, three by Venetian Macau, five by Galaxy Casino, three by Melco/PBL Jogos (Macau) and one each by Wynn Resorts and MGM Grand Paradise. (macauhub)