Gaming and gambling employs over 58,000 people in Macau in 2019

10 March 2020

The gaming and gambling sector in Macau provided full-time employment to 58,225 people by the end of 2019, an increase of 1.7% on year, of which 25,459 were croupiers, said the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.

The number of croupiers (card dealers) recorded at the end of 2019 was an increase of 3.0% compared to the number recorded a year before.

The average earnings (excluding profit sharing and bonuses) of full-time workers in December 2019 were 24,640 patacas (US$3,080), an increase of 3.8% year-on-year.

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2019 there were 443 vacancies in the sector, 878 fewer than in December 2018.

In relation terms of recruitment requirements, 48.8% of the vacancies required professional experience, 74.7% required academic qualifications of upper secondary education or less, 68.4% required fluency in mandarin and 49.4% required English.

At the end of 2019 Macau’s active population totalled 394,600 people, of which 387,800 were employed. (macauhub)