Macau casinos paid workers 17 percent more in 2012

The costs for Macau’s casino operators continued to rise last year, with operating expenses gaining 24 percent year-on-year, according to the Gaming Sector Survey 2012. Pay for workers in the sector was up 17 percent. However, total receipts also grew, rising 14 percent to 306.82 billion patacas. Receipts from the gaming sector have registered double-digit year-on-year growth over the past five years except in 2009.