Gambling revenue up 21 percent in June


Gambling revenue generated by Macau’s casinos rose 21% in June from the previous year, showing that growth in the world largest casino market remains strong. According to figures released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, gross gaming revenue totalled 28.3 billion patacas ($3.6 billion) in June, in line with forecasts from industry analysts. June’s figure marked a 4.4 percent decline from May, while revenue for the first half of the year reached 171.4 billion patacas, up 15.3 percent from 2012.