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The Macau government collected approximately MOP19.6 billion in gaming taxes in the first half of the year, making up 39 percent of the budget target for the year. 

The government has proposed a MOP 50 billion tax goal from the industry this year. The government levies tax at 39 percent of gross gaming revenue, one of the highest in the world. 

Macau GGR dropped sharply in June after an outbreak of Covid-19 cases, causing GGR to fall 37.4 percent year-on-year, though this slump recovered in July. 

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