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Gross gambling revenue in Macau was up 14 percent from the prior month as visitation volume increased and was down 68 percent from pre-crisis levels in 2019, according to figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ).

It’s a term that’s frequently over-used, but if you were a land-based gaming operator in Asia last year, it truly was an “annus horribilis.”

Macau's gross gambling revenue continued to improve in the third week of March, rising 13 percent from the prior week and up 18 percent from February, according to Bernstein Research.

This week's "By The Numb3rs" compares the change in land-based casino gross gaming revenues (GGR) across five key gaming jurisdictions in Asia-Pacific.

The Macau gross gambling revenue is creeping higher, but hopes for a near-term boost from a reopening with Hong Kong may have faded after a new cluster of Covid-19 the latter city.

Macau's gross gambling revenue in the first week of March picked up from the last week of February after China eased travel restrictions, Bernstein Research said in a note.

Macau Gross gambling revenue (GGR) in March is expected to be down in the low to mid-sixties percent from the same month last year, though visitation is expected to improve in Spring and travel with Hong Kong may resume from Q2, Bernstein Research said...

Macau's gross gambling revenue was down 39.2 percent in February from the prior year period at MOP7.31 billion ($914 million) and was also lower than the MOP8.02 billion recorded in January.

Macau GGR recovery will be driven by premium mass, whilst Cambodia’s gaming recovery will be driven by the VIP segment, according to analysts at Colliers International. 

SJM Holdings says it now expects to open its delayed Grand Lisboa Palace on Cotai in the second quarter of this year and is eyeing “selective” opportunities for expansion in Asia.

Macau's gross gambling revenue improved significantly in the third week of February, after a disappointing start to the Chinese New Year, Bernstein Research notes.

Universal Entertainment is planning to test U.S. investor appetite for the Philippines by listing the holding company for its integrated resort business in Manila.

Gross gambling revenue in the Philippines rose 46 percent in Q4 from the prior quarter, though was still sharply down on the year before, according to figures from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR).

Genting Singapore stock has been downgraded to "hold" at Maybank as it was unable to match rival Marina Bay Sands in growing its gross gambling revenue in the most recent quarter.

Macau's gross gambling revenue dropped in the first week of February to MOP1.5 billion ($189 million) due to increased travel restrictions in China, according to Bernstein Research.

Macau’s gross gambling revenue dropped 63.7 percent in January, better than analysts had been expecting after renewed Covid-19 clusters on Mainland China slowed visitation later in the month.

Macau's gross gambling revenue dropped 63.7 percent in January from the prior year to MOP8.02 billion, according to figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

Groupe Partouche, currently involved in bidding for an IR license in Nagasaki, Japan, has reported GGR down by 21.8 percent for the year ending October 31, 2020, largely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Macau's gross gambling revenue in the past week is down about 32 percent from its levels in December due to increasing travel restrictions in China on renewed clusters of Covid-19, Bernstein Research says.

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