Macao’s 38 casinos last month recorded their best gross gaming revenue since March, reaching MOP 2.2 billion (US$277 million), the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) announced today.
According to DICJ figures, the sector’s gross gaming revenue last month fell 90.0 per cent year-on-year but rose 66.2 per cent month-to-month. In March, the casino sector recorded a gross gaming revenue of MOP 5.25 billion. This year’s best casino revenue month was achieved in January, when it stood at MOP 22.1 billion.
Macao’s first COVID-19 case was confirmed on 22 January. Since then the special administrative region has been subject to strict novel coronavirus prevention and control measures, border entry curbs and nucleic acid tests (NATs) for visitors and residents alike in particular.
In the first nine months of the year, Macao’s casinos generated MOP 38.6 billion in gross gaming revenue, down 82.5 per cent year-on-year.
According to DICJ data, Macao’s six gaming operators own 41 casinos, three of which – all of them SJM properties – have their operations suspended.