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Macau casinos collect $2.5 billion in February

1 March 2011

MACAU -- Macau's casino industry in February, helped by the Chinese New Year holiday, collected roughly $2.5 billion in gaming revenues during month.

Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau reported this morning the revenues were a 48 percent increase compared with February 2010.

February's gaming revenues of 19.9 billion Macau patacas exceeded the record 18.9 billion Macau patacas collected last December.

Revenue growth in February was higher than the 33 percent growth rate posted in January.