tanley Ho Hung Sun’s company was the only gaming operator with a piece of the pie over 20 %, but down from the 29 % recorded in 2011.
Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd and Sands China Ltd remained fighting for second and third positions. Just as in 2011, they again came in very close.
In 2012, Galaxy Entertainment attained the second biggest market share, at around 19 %, just one tenth of a percentage point ahead of Sands China. In 2011, they both had a full-year market share of around 16 %.
In the second half of the table, Melco Crown Entertainment managed to keep the fourth place with a 13.5 % market share, down from around 15 % in 2011. Wynn Macau continued in fifth spot, but its market share dropped by around two %age points, to 12 %. MGM China Holdings remained last, again with a 10-% piece of the market.
As for December alone, SJM Holdings had a 26-% market share. Sands China came in second with 21 %, ahead of Galaxy Entertainment, in third, with 18 %.
Melco Crown held stable in fourth place with 13.5 %, followed by MGM China with 11 % and Wynn Macau on the bottom of the table with a 10-% share of the market.
Macau’s casino industry ended the year with a new monthly gross gaming revenue record and a new yearly all-time high.
The sector reported MOP28.2 billion (US$3.5 billion) in gross gaming revenue in December, up by 19.6 % year-on-year, surpassing the previous monthly record, set in October, when casinos raked in MOP27.7 billion.
For full 2012, the local casino industry recorded gross gaming revenue of MOP304.1 billion, a 13.5 % increase over 2011, the previous yearly record.