Macau GGR down 20.3% in January

Revenue was MOP6.34bn (US$793m) in January.
Revenue was MOP6.34bn (US$793m) in January.

Macau has reported gross gambling revenue of MOP6.34bn (US$793m) for January, down 20.3 per cent month-on-month.

Macau.- Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) was down 20.3 per cent month-on-month in January, and down 20.9 per cent year-on-year, at MOP6.34bn (US$793m). The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) attributes the fall to a rise in Covid-19 cases in the cities of Zhuhai and Zhongshan in neighbouring Guangdong.

Since January 29, people intending to transit through Zhuhai need to hold a negative nucleic acid test certificate for Covid-19 issued within 48 hours. The previous requirement was 24 hours.

In addition, Macau health authorities have added more locations in mainland Chinese provinces to the list of places from which passengers must undergo quarantine upon arrival in Macau. Quarantine requirements also include departing passengers from multiple locations.

Mainland China continues to be the only country to have a largely quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau.

Macau expects 20,000 daily visitors for Chinese New Year

A representative of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has told local media he expects Macau to receive 20,000 daily visitors during the Chinese New Year Golden Week

This year the Chinese New Year period will be between February 1 and February 3. In 2021, the city welcomed a total of 90,615 visitors, with a daily average number of 12,945 tourists.

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