Maintains position as the largest and fastest-growing gambling market in the world

Gambling revenue in Macau reached close to HK$13 billion (US$1.68 billion) for the first three weeks of March, placing it on track for a monthly record and underscoring Macau’s position as the largest and fastest-growing gambling market in the world.

Stanley Ho’s casino company, SJM Holdings, retained the biggest share of the market, at around 30 percent, while Sands China, the Macau unit of Las Vegas Sands, was second with around 20 percent.

Macau casino revenue last hit a record in January, when revenue rose 63 percent from a year earlier to 14 billion Macau patacas, or US$1.80 billion.