Macau recorded gross gaming revenue of MOP$2.68 billion (US$335 million) in April, down 68.1% year-on-year and 27.1% lower than March — itself a record low for 18 months — according to information from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
GGR continues to be negatively impacted this year by COVID-19 outbreaks across much of mainland China, including Guangzhou and Shanghai – the latter of which continues to suffer rigid COVID lockdowns, which began in late March.
The result comes despite Macau’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center relaxing the validation period of mandatory COVID-19 virus test results from 24 to 48 hours on 20 April, and then again to 72 hours on 24 April.
For the first four months of 2022 combined, GGR was down by 36.2% year-on-year to MOP$20.42 billion (US$2.55 billion). The DICJ previously reported GGR of MOP$86.86 billion (US$10.76 billion) for FY21, a 43.7% increase over total 2020 GGR of MOP$60.44 billion (US$7.56 billion).