Gross gaming revenue (GGR) wasMOP 23,812 billion patacas (US$ 2.96 billion) in June, up 5.9 percent from a year earlier, according to data released today by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) .
June’s tally marks the second straight month of growth in the Macau market and the third time this year that the city’s casino industry reports monthly growth in terms of GGR.
Revenue in the first six months fell by 0,5percent to 149,503 billion patacas (US$15.7 billion).
Macau’s six gaming and gambling concession holders had 41 casinos at the end of the first half, of which 22 were owned by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, six by Galaxy Casino, five by Venetian Macau, four by Melco Crown (Macau), two by Wynn Resorts, and two by MGM Grand Paradise, with 6,586 gaming tables and 17,296 slot machines.
Two of the Sociedade de Jogos de Macau’s casinos – Macau Palace and Greek Mythology – are provisionally suspended, according to the DICJ.
A total of 57,246 people were employed full-time by Macau’s gaming sector at the end of 2018. (Macaunews)