Gaming sector wages went up 3.8pct y-on-y by 2019-end

The average earnings, excluding bonuses, of full-time employees in the gaming sector increased 3.8 per cent year-on-year to MOP24,640 (US$3,079) by the end of 2019, with dealers’ average earning going up by 3.1 per cent to MOP21,080, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).

The survey excludes junket promoters and junket associates.

As of the same period, the average earning and wages for directors and managers went up 3.7 per cent to MOP54,410.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, a total of 1,294 new employees were hired, a 25.5 year-on-year fall, with vacancies in the sector having also fallen considerably to some 443 vacancies.

Most available vacancies were for clerk positions, including dealers, followed by vacancies for service and sales workers.

The number of full-time employees in the gaming sector increased by 1.7 per cent year-on-year to 58,225 in 2019, of which 25,459 were dealers, a 3.0 per cent rise from last year.