Gross gaming and gambling revenues in Macau totalled 85.284 billion patacas (US$10.660 billion) in the first quarter of the year, representing a year-on-year rise of 14.8 percent, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB) said.
Year on year rates of growth of accumulated gross revenues have been rising since the beginning of the year, rising from 7.3 percent in January to 9.4 percent in February and reaching 14.8 percent overall in the first quarter.
In March alone, gamblers left 31.336 billion patacas (US$3.917 billion) in the casinos, which represented growth of 25.4 percent against the same month of 2012.
At the end of 2012 there were 35 casinos in Macau, 20 of which were owned by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, six by Galaxy Casino, four by Venetian Macau, three by Melco Crown Jogos (Macau) and one each by Wynn Resorts and MGM Grand Paradise, which altogether had a total of 5,497 tables and 17,029 slot machines. (macauhub)