Home · Weather · Forum · Learning Chinese · Jobs · Shopping
Search This Site
China | International | Business | Government | Environment | Olympics/Sports | Travel/Living in China | Culture/Entertainment | Books & Magazines | Health
Home / China / HK-Macao-Taiwan Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Macao's gambling devices increasing
Adjust font size:

Macao recorded 3,992 gaming tables and 11,500 slot machines in the third quarter, seeing year-on-year rise of 63.6 percent and 35.2 percent respectively, local media reported Friday.


Macao Daily News, the leading local Chinese-language newspaper, reported that however, the payoff rate of the gaming tables and slot machines are seeing slide-down due to the increasing competition.


The city, with a population of merely 580,000, has currently 27 casinos under operation.


The number of casinos is expected to reach 29 by the end of 2007 in the city where some 15 percent of its total labor force are working in the gaming sector.


Macao's casinos pay 35 percent of their gross receipts as direct gaming tax to the government.


(Xinhua News Agency October 20, 2007)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read

Username   Password   Anonymous
China Archives
Related >>
- Macao Gov't to Tighten Regulations on Youth Gambling
- Macao on a High Roll as Casinos Rake It in
- Macao's Gaming Receipts See Rise
Most Viewed >>
-Winter storms leave Chinese dark, cold, hungry in 'dead cities'
-Millions stranded in holiday havoc
-Taiwan authorities to raise 'referenda'
-Charity donations hit 3.2 bln yuan last year
-Taklamakan Desert experiences record snow
SiteMap | About Us | RSS | Newsletter | Feedback

Copyright © All Rights Reserved E-mail: Tel: 86-10-88828000 京ICP证 040089号