Macau’s gross casino revenue increased 22.2% year-on-year to 25.95 billion patacas in March, according to the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ).
The year-on-year percentage change recorded in March represents an increase of 16.5 percentage points over the 5.7% recorded in February, but is lower than in the first month of 2018, when it reached 36.4%.
Gross accumulated revenue since the beginning of the year was 76.510 billion patacas (US$9.563 billion) at the end of the first quarter, or growth of 20.5% when compared to the same period of 2017.
In 2017, gross revenue from casino gaming grew 19.1% year-on-year to 265.743 billion patacas (US$33.217 billion).
At the end of 2017, there were 40 casinos, of which 22 were run by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, six by Galaxy Casino, five by Venetian Macau, four by Melco Crown (Macau), two by Wynn Resorts (Macau) and one by MGM Grand Paradise with a total of 6,419 gambling tables and 15,622 slot machines.
Two of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau’s casinos – Macau Palace and Greek Mythology – are provisionally suspended, according to the DICJ. (macauhub)