ands recorded a 22-% market share for last month, up by four percentage points from June. In the opposite direction, Galaxy’s share dropped by four percentage points, to 19 %.
SJM Holdings remained the market leader, with a stable 26 % stake.
In the second half of the table, there were no big changes: Melco Crown Entertainment maintained its 13 % share of the market, followed by Wynn Macau at 11 %.
MGM China rounded up the ranking, with a 9 % piece of the market.
Macau casinos took in us$ 3.1 billion in July, up by 1.5 % over the same period last year.
Official figures released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau show that this was the slowest growth rate recorded year-on-year since June 2009. Even so, Macau’s casino gross gaming revenue for July beat some forecasts, as a few analysts were expecting a negative year-on-year growth rate.
Looking ahead, U.S. brokerage Sterne Agee forecasts Macau’s gaming industry to post a 4.5 % year-on-year growth rate this month, with the pace accelerating in September.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s forecast for August is less bullish: a 1 % growth rate.