Gross casino gaming revenues in Macau in June fell for the first time in five years, by 3.7 percent to 27.215 billion patacas (US$3.402 billion), the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB) said.
The percentage change seen in June is the first negative variation since the Macau government started publishing monthly gross casino gaming revenue figures in 2010.
Against May, which posted total revenues of 32.354 billion patacas, gross revenues in June fell by 15.9 percent.
However, in accumulated terms, from January to June gross gaming and gambling revenues posted growth of 12.6 percent to 193.086 billion patacas (US$24.136 billion).
At the end of the first quarter of 2014 there were 35 casinos in Macau managed by six concession holders. 20 of these were owned by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, six by Galaxy Casino, four by Venetian Macau, three by Melco Crown Jogos (Macau), one by Wynn Resorts (Macau) and one by MGM Grand Paradise, with a total of 5,746 tables and 15,310 slot machines. (macauhub/MO)