BREAKING NEWS – May gross gaming revenue improves 25pct from previous month

The Macau SAR gaming sector ended May with a total of MOP3.3 billion (US$413.4 million) in gross gaming revenue, a 25 per cent rise from the previous month but still 68 per cent lower than the same month last year.

The previous month of April had ended with the worst monthly gaming revenue tally since September, 2020, about MOP2.6 billion.

The first five months of the year reported a 44 per cent decrease from the same period last year to about MOP23.7 billion.

The five-day Labour Day holiday period – usually one of the busiest tourist seasons in the SAR – reported a total of 136,647 visitor arrivals, an 18 per cent drop from the same period last year.

Overall, movement restrictions to the city have been gradually eased from the previous months, with travellers entering from Guangdong now required to present a COVID test up to 72 hours prior to entry, as opposed to the 48 hours since April 20, and 24 hours earlier in April and March.

However, outbreaks in major feeding markets outside Guangdong, such as Beijing and Shanghai still continued to impact visitation in the SAR.