Despite Macau having no new cases for the past seven months – which makes Macau one of the safest places for people to visit, health and safety is still top-of-mind for casino operators and players.
And with IGT’s ADVANTAGE casino management system, it offers a cashless gaming environment with innovative bonusing features that enable casinos to generate greater profits and manage their gaming floors more effectively. Also a reduction in cash handling lowers costs and risk while providing a safer environment for staff and customers.
Given the current situation with COVID, IGT has also adapted our games roadmap to the current environment to focus on the best performing games that players enjoy – driving higher player visitation and revenues.
Of course, one of our best performing games is Ying Cai Shen and the rollout of this product is continuing across the region. With its frequent free games trigger and gigantic-wins, plus multi-denominations, jackpot start-up / cost to cover options it’s the ultimate game for players and operators.
Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.
Consolidation of the bases and advancement in adversity was the thrust of Macau Chief Executive’s policy address for 2021, though it gave little away when it came to the current pillar of the economy - the gaming industry.
While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.