Bloomberry Resorts says high rollers to drive growth

Bloomberry Resorts Corp. expects double-digit annual growth in gaming volume, boosted by its high roller business, Bloomberg cited President Thomas Arasi as saying in an interview. Solaire’s international business has increased “considerably,” boosting VIP operations at the 14-month-old casino. From “substantially” less than half of gambling revenue last year, the share generated by VIP clients has risen to “close to parity” with mass-market gaming, he said. Solaire Resorts & Casino opened in Manila last year. For Q1, Bloomberry Resorts returned to a profit with gross revenue surging to PHP7.38 billion ($165.4 million) pesos from PHP661 million the prior year, while profit was PHP1.46 billion from a loss of PHP1.05 a year ago.