Revenue from VIP gambling fell 19% in 2019, overtaken by mass segment

Revenue from large-scale ‘VIP’ gambling in Macau last year totalled 135,2 billion patacas, down 18.6% from 2018, with the segment losing its status as the most valuable overall.

According to data released by the Macau’s Directorate of Inspection and Coordination of Gambling (DICJ), this revenue from VIP betting rooms in the region’s casinos, represented a drop of MOP30,8 billion on the previous year.

In addition, the VIP game has lost ground to the mass segment and is on longer the most valuable in Macau, the world capital of gambling.

For at least in the previous five years, VIP betting had accounted for more than 50% of overall gambling revenues in the region, but in 2019 the figure was 46.2%.

Macau’s casinos had overall 2019 revenues of 292,4 billion patacas, down 3.4% on 2018.