Macau’s gaming revenue soars over 10 times year on year in April

Macau’s gaming industry revenue soared 1014.4 percent year on year in April 2021, the special administrative region’s (SAR) gaming industry watchdog said on Saturday.

Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said in its latest report that the gaming revenue was 8.401 billion patacas (about 1.05 billion U.S. dollars) in April, an increase of 1014.4 percent year on year.

The accumulated revenue in the first four months of this year reached 32.04 billion patacas (about 4.0 billion dollars), up by 2.6 percent year on year.

Macau’s monthly gaming revenue kept a year-on-year decrease in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 and the following tightened travel restrictions to the SAR. However, the drop in monthly gaming revenue has been easing in the second half of 2020 thanks to stable epidemic situations in Macao and the mainland.

In February this year, the monthly gaming revenue soared 135.6 percent year on year.