VIP baccarat revenue grew 12.6 percent year-on-year to MOP 33.3 billion (US$4.2 billion) in 16Q4, according to data from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
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The Macau government has reiterated that it protects the legal rights of all gaming workers in the city, including those working at satellite casinos.
Gaming related crimes in Macau grew 19.2 percent for the full year 2016, says Judiciary Police (PJ) chief Chau Wai Kuong.
India casino operator Delta Corp. has received the casino license for its Sikkim operations, and intends to start operations immediately.
Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau director Paulo Martins Chan says more time is needed before the regulator can decide on a proposed tax hike for gaming operators.
Macau ADR in the past week (January 9 - 15) slowed down to MOP 614 million (US$76.9 million), down 4 percent from the week preceding, said Bernstein in a note on Monday.
A union representing employees of Macau casino operator SJM Holdings has gathered nearly 8,000 signatures for a 5 to 7 percent salary hike
Stronger than expected gaming revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016, along with improvements in VIP and mass play could see Macau achieving gaming revenue growth of 6 percent in 2017, say analysts from Morningstar.
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