March GGR climbs to MOP 8.3 billion
Record numbers of visitors, drawn by Macao’s healthy reputation, are streaming back into the city bound for its casinos.
The trickle of visitors flowing into Macao is turning into a rush, and it’s a rush that’s headed to the gaming tables.
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) last month hit MOP 8.31 billion (US$1.04 billion) according to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau – the best result since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in January 2020.
March’s GGR figure was 58 per cent higher than March 2020, and 13.6 per cent higher than last February – MOP 7.31 billion (US$914.5 million) – as mainland visitors return to Macao assured of its high standards of health and safety.
Last week, Macao notched up its highest single day visitor tally for more than a year – 32,647 arrivals on 26 March – and also its highest number of visitors (189,843) in a single week.
Macao’s GGR for the first quarter of 2021 stands at MOP 23.64 billion (US$2.95 billion), down 22.5 per cent year-on-year.
In 2020, Macao’s GGR totalled MOP 60.44 billion (US$7.56 billion), down 79.3 per cent year-on-year.