Macao’s total gaming revenue exceeds 15 bln USD in Jan-May period

The total revenue of Macao’s gaming sector during the first five months this year amounted to 125.395 billion patacas (15.67 billion U.S. dollars), up 21.35 percent from the same period last year, according to figures released Friday by the city’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

Total revenue for May stood at 26.078 billion patacas (3.26 billion U.S. dollars), up 7.30 percent year-on-year and 4.29 percent month-to-month, according to the Bureau.

Being the only place in China where gambling is legal, there were 34 casinos with 5,242 gaming tables and 16,102 slot machines in Macao by the end of March this year, according to official figures.

Xinhua