Macau gaming brings in gross revenue of US$21.502 billion in 1st half year

18 July 2013

Gross revenue from all kinds of games in Macau stood at 172.018 billion patacas (US$21.502 billion) in the first half of 2013, indicate figures released by the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

Gross revenue from games of fortune or chance or casino gaming during that period was 171.447 billion patacas or 99.67 percent of the total. The remaining games (greyhound and horse racing, Chinese and instant lotteries and sports lotteries for football and basketball) accounted for less than a half-percent of total revenue.

Regarding casino gaming, VIP baccarat and baccarat accounted for 91.3 percent of gross revenue, respectively 115.841 billion patacas and 40.731 billion patacas, left at gaming tables by players.

Far behind were slot machines, with 7.062 billion patacas, and “cussec”, a game using a set of three dice, with gross revenue of 3.170 billion patacas.

At the end of the first half-year six concessionaires operated 35 casinos in Macau: Socidedade de Jogos de Macau (20), Galaxy Casino (6), Venetian Macau (4), Melco Crown Jogos – Macau (3), Wynn Resorts – Macau (1) and MGM Grand Paradise (1). Together they counted 5,746 gaming tables and 15,310 slot machines. (macauhub)