Baccarat accounts for 91 pct of Macau’s gross gaming revenues in first quarter

18 April 2013

Baccarat accounted for 91 percent of gross gaming and gambling revenues in Macau in the first quarter of the year, totalling 85.284 billion patacas (US$10.66 billion), according to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB).

According to the GICB figures, VIP Baccarat accounted for 67 percent of gross income of 57.815 billion patacas (US$7.227 billion), whilst standard Baccarat accounted for 23 percent of revenues, or 20.016 billion patacas (US$2.502 billion).

Slot machines accounted for revenues of 3.572 billion patacas (US$446 million) for Macau’s casinos and in a distant fourth place was “Cussec”, which accounted for 1.553 billion patacas (US$194 million).

Overall gamblers spent 85.599 billion patacas (US$10.7 billion) on all types of gaming and gambling including dog and horse racing, Chinese lottery, scratch cards, and sports betting.

At the end of the first quarter of 2013 there were 35 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, with a total of 5,749 tables and 16,406 slot machines. (macauhub)