Casino revenue in Macau amounted to MOP8.40bn (£758.1m/€873.1m/$1.05bn) in April, an increase of 1,014.4% on the same month last year, according to new figures published by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau of Macau.
The April revenue was the highest monthly revenue total of 2021 so far, surpassing the MOP8.31bn posted in March by 1.1%, as well as the highest total since January 2020’s MOP22.12bn
For the year to date, revenue in the four months through to the end of April amounted to MOP32.0bn, which is 2.6% ahead of the same point in 2020.
Like all markets around the world, Macau was hit hard by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in 2020, with the jurisdiction facing restrictions on travel and enforced casinos closures as part of efforts to limit spread of the virus.
Total market revenue in 2020 was down 79.3% year-on-year to MOP60.44bn.
A number of major operators in the region saw revenue plummet last year, with Sands China posting a $1.52bn loss for the year ..