VIP baccarat accounts for 60 pct of casino gambling in Macau in 2014

21 January 2015

VIP baccarat, a high roller gambling game, in 2014 provided gross revenues of 212.535 billion patacas (US$26.567 billion), according to official figures published in Macau.

This game also accounted for 60 percent of total gross revenue earned by the six casino gaming concession holders in Macau, which last year reached 351.521 billion patacas (US$43.94 billion).

By adding baccarat, the version of the game played in rooms open to the general public, this game provided revenue of 319.062 billion patacas (US$39.833 billion) or 90 percent of the total.

In third place, but far behind were slot machines, with 14.444 billion patacas and “cussec” with 7.583 billion patacas.

Overall, in 2014 gaming and gambling provided gross revenues of 352.714 billion patacas, with 1.193 billion patacas from gambling outside casinos, such as greyhound and horse racing, Chinese and instant lotteries and betting on football and basketball.

In 2014, gross revenues from gaming and gambling in Macau fell by 2.6 percent to 351.521 billion patacas (US$43.94 billion), the first negative growth since the liberalisation of the sector.

In 2013 gross casino gaming revenues reached 360.749 billion patacas.

At the end of 2014 there were 35 casinos in Macau owned by six concession holders: 20 of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, six of Galaxy Casino, four Venetian Macau, three Melco Crown Jogos (Macau), one of Wynn Resorts (Macau) and one MGM Grand Paradise, which had a total of 5,711 tables and 13,018 slot machines. (macauhub/MO)