Expert tips slot revenues to grow 10 pct

The revenue raked in from slot machines here is expected to keep growing this year despite fewer machines available on the casino floors, said industry veteran Marcus Prater. The executive director of the Association for Gaming Equipment Manufacturing said in a media briefing at gaming expo G2E Asia that slot revenues can climb 10 percent this year having grown 8.6 percent last year. Official figures show that slot revenues went up 10.4 percent from the previous year to 3.94 billion patacas (US$492.5 million) in the first three months. The number of slot machines in this year’s first quarter, however, declined by 19.3 percent to 13,232.