Good morning. Welcome back! Analysts are estimating that Macau GGR will reach $22 billion by 2027, triggering the 20 percent mandatory increase in non-gaming spend that’s outlined in their new concession contracts, particularly impacting MGM China and SJM. This comes as the SAR ends its quarantine requirements for mainland visitors. And in the US, Hard Rock has finally made its way onto the Strip, taking over management of The Mirage from MGM.
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Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Analysts: Macau GGR to reach $22bln by 2027

What you need to know

  • Analysts are predicting Macau will reach $22 billion in GGR by 2027, triggering the mandatory 20 percent increase in non-gaming spending.
  • Hard Rock has finally finalized the sale of its operational rights over The Mirage from MGM, marking the group’s debut on the Vegas strip.

On the radar

  • Macau ends quarantine requirement for visitors from mainland China.
  • Mohegan taps Hanwha for management of Inspire Incheon IR hotel.
  • Macau CE says that “most difficult times are being overcome”.

AGB Intelligence


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Analysts: Macau to reach $22bln GGR by 2027

Macau could reach gross gaming revenues of $22 billion by 2027, say analysts at Morgan Stanley. The figure would trigger a 20 percent increase in non-gaming spending by the operators, mandated by their new gaming concession agreements. Predictions are for MGM and SJM to be most pressured under the spending increase.

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