VSO Analysis: Las Vegas Full-Year GGR Higher Than Macau for First Time Since 2005

Toppling the King In a historic moment for the US casino hub, Las Vegas surpassed Macau in annual gaming revenue in 2022. It’s the first time that Macau has lost out to its American counterpart in 18 years, with Las Vegas last beating Macau by around $200m in 2005. Nevada enjoyed its 22nd straight month … Read more

Macau Gambling Regulatory Official Arrested for Running a Prostitution Website

Civil servant arrested An investigation by Macau’s Judiciary Police (PJ) following a MOP$12m ($1.4m) gambling and prostitution ring bust in September has netted its biggest fish yet, a 58-year-old civil servant working within gambling regulation for the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR). moderator for the prostitution ring’s website The PJ arrested the man, last name … Read more

Group Travel From China to Macau Resumes, Helping Replace Lost Junket Revenue

Welcome news for Macau China continues to loosen its COVID-19 border controls. This week sees the country open up its borders to a list of 20 nations, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia, and South Korea. This follows the decision to end inbound quarantine on January 8. Also included on the lists are … Read more