Gaming revenues in Macau fell 97% in June and more than 77% in the first half, compared to the same periods in 2019, in a territory with strong border restrictions to contain covid-19.
If in the first half of 2019 the operators operating the game in the old territory managed by Portugal had raised 149,5 billion patacas (16,7 billion euros), now the gross revenue stood at 33,7 billion (MOP 3,7 billion).
According to data released today by the Directorate of Inspection and Coordination of Games (DICJ), June was the worst month of the year: casinos had revenues of only 716 million patacas (80 million euros), minus around 23 billion euros. (2,56 billion euros) than in June 2019.
Macau casinos closed 2019 with revenues of 292,4 billion patacas (about 32,4 billion euros).
With China's tourist visas to Macau suspended, the number of visitors from the interior of China fell in May by 99,4%, in annual terms.
In total, 16.133 visitors arrived in Macau in May.
In that same month, hotel occupancy in Macau was 12,3%, down 77,8 percentage points compared to the same period in 2019.
In the first five months of the year, just over 3,2 million visitors entered Macau, 81,1% less than in the same period last year, in a territory that in 2019 received almost 40 million visitors.