The Asian igaming sector continues to attract high levels of interest from betting and casino operators targeting markets such as Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia and, of course, China; which remains by far the biggest of them all.
AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.
Consolidation of the bases and advancement in adversity was the thrust of Macau Chief Executive’s policy address for 2021, though it gave little away when it came to the current pillar of the economy - the gaming industry.
Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.
Macau's gaming sector shed 381 full-time jobs in the first half of the year, with the number of dealers declining by 131. The average earnings of dealers was down 7.6 percent, according to figures from the Statistics and Census Office.
Macau visitor arrivals rose almost 30 percent in October from the prior month, but were down almost 82 percent on the prior year, according to figures from the Statistics and Census Service. There was growth of 7.0 percentage points in the proportion of overnight visitors to 53 percent.