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Gaming revenue rose 8 pct in Q1 this year

20 April 2009

MACAO -- As reported by the Macau Daily Times: "Macau's gross gaming revenue rose in the first three months of this year, which seems to signal a recovery from a slowdown triggered by the economic turmoil and visa restrictions imposed on mainland visitors.

"According to statistics from the Macau Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau, gaming revenue increased by 8.1 percent to 26.3 billion patacas in the first quarter of this year, from 24.1 billion patacas in the preceding quarter in 2008.

"...Gaming revenue in Macau declined for three straight quarters through December..."

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