Macau Tops in GGR

Despite the gaming slump in Macau, the Chinese territory is still No. 1 in gross gaming revenues, according to a new report. But the United States remains the largest casino market in the world.

Eight of 10 spots to Macau

Macau-based casinos took eight of the top 10 spots in a list of the world’s top gaming halls by gross gambling yield in the 2015 Global Gambling Report. The premier property in Macau by GGY is Galaxy Macau, the Cotai property of Macau concessionaire Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. The resort generated $5.85 billion in 2014, according to the report.

SJM Holdings’s Casino Grand Lisboa placed second with $3.82 billion; Melco Crown’s City of Dreams took the show position with $3.72 billion, followed by Wynn Macau ($3.59 billion); Sands China’s Venetian Macao ($3.55 billion); MGM Macau ($3.24 billion); Galaxy Entertainment’s StarWorld Hotel ($2.87 billion); and Sands Cotai Central ($2.80 billion).

The ninth and 10th spots are held by Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Marina Bay Sands property in Singapore, with GGY of $2.57 billion in 2014; and Genting Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa, with $1.76 billion during the same period.

According to GGRAsia, which published details of the report, despite Macau’s dominance, the United States is still the largest casino market in world, with $62.16 billion in GGY in 2014, compared to $45.15 billion for Macau.

They are followed—at a distance—by Canada, Singapore and Australia, with annual GGY of $7.30 billion, $4.11 billion and just under $4 billion respectively, the publication reported.