Macau, China, 17 Jan – Gross gaming and gambling revenues in Macau totalled 269.058 billion patacas (US$33.632 billion) in 2011, according to figures published by the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB).
Revenues in 2011 were an almost five-fold increase on revenues in 2006 (57.521 billion patacas), for example, which far from revenues in subsequent years – 83.847 million patacas in 2007, 109.826 million patacas in 2008, 120.383 million patacas in 2009 and 189.588 million patacas in 2010.
Casino gambling in 2011 accounted for 267.867 million patacas, or 99.55 percent of total revenues, and the remainder – 1.191 million patacas or US$148 million – was accounted for by greyhound and horse racing, Chinese lotteries and scratch cards and sports betting such as on football and basketball games.
At casinos baccarat accounted for 91.3 percent of revenues, and of that VIP baccarat accounted for 196.126 billion patacas.
In third place, although far behind, were slot machines with gross revenues of 11.425 billion patacas in 2011.
At the end of the year, there were 34 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)