MGM gains from mass market

Operating profits at MGM China Holdings Ltd. climbed 45.5 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier on growth in mass market and slot revenues. Revenues rose 6.5 percent to $747.6 million as operating earnings reached $99.1 million. VIP betting volumes rose 15 percent. The company paid a $500 million dividend in March, with $255 million going to MGM Resorts International.