Macau, China, 4 May – Gross gaming and gambling revenues in Macau totalled 79.028 billion patacas (US$9.879 billion) in the first four months of 2011, representing a year on year rise of 43.3 percent, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB) said.
In April alone gross casino gaming revenues totalled 20.507 billion (US$2.563 billion), an increase of 44.6 percent on the 14,186 million patacas posted in the same month of 2010.
In 2010 gross gaming and gambling revenues totalled 188.343 billion patacas (US$23.542 billion), representing years on year growth of 57.8 percent.
At the end of the first quarter of 2011, 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. In the next few days a new resort with a casino, called Galaxy, is due to open in Macau. (macauhub)