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Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Macau March GGR sees slowdown post CNY

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The last month of the first quarter should be a bit calmer for Macau, as GGR slows down post-Chinese New Year. According to analysts at Macquarie, the VIP rate is seeing a recovery in the month, however, while MICE-facing operators are likely to see a boost during the month. Meanwhile, operators in the SAR are moving into the future, with new RFID gaming tables to be launched in the coming months, helping customer analytics.

What you need to know

  • Macau’s March GGR to reach a 71-75% recovery rate compared to March ’19, reflecting seasonality following CNY: Macquarie. 
  • Macau gaming operators to install RFID tables in coming months to enhance marketing efficiency and productivity: Goldman Sachs.

On the radar

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