Macau’s gaming regulator, the Office for the Coordination of Game Inspection (DICJ), has reported industry sales results for the second quarter of 2023. According to results for the period ended June 30, 2023, sales levels in the region were broadly driven by public market baccarat performance during the second quarter.

Bulk Market Baccarat Stake:

According to figures released by DICJ on July 18, 2023, revenue generated in public market baccarat amounted to $26.68 billion ($3.32 billion) in the second quarter of 2023. As reported by IAG, this level represents 58.4% of total revenue generated by the Macau industry within the period. Compared with the 58.9% stake experienced in the first quarter of 2023, it demonstrates a negligible decrease, but still represents almost 20% higher overall revenue participation than the 39.1% GGR level in 2019.

Similarly, VIP Baccarat also improved its performance in Q2 2023. VIP Baccarat contributed to total revenue generated by the Macau industry in the quarter with a 26.6% stake after achieving MOP$121.6 billion ($1.51 billion) in revenue. This is reportedly an increase in the observed period after the segment posted a 24.5% revenue share in Q1 2023.

Improved market performance:

As reported, total gaming revenue generated by the Macau gambling industry in the second quarter of 2023 was $45.65 billion ($5.68 billion), 31.1% above industry performance in the first quarter of 2023, according to the sources. The second quarter of 2023 was the first full quarter after COVID-19 related restrictions were lifted on Jan. 8, 2023.

In any case, Macau’s gambling industry has since accelerated to continue its integration around and beyond pandemic levels. However, the increased share of the public sector, as evidenced by the recent bakara figures, proves the current market dynamics of the region. As reported, concessionaires are shifting the focus of their attention to the attractive public sector to make the most of the current trends. The market is said to offer higher returns than older junket models to explain why businesses move.

Regulatory updates as the market changes:

According to reports, the region’s overall market trends drive VIP operations with the same direct VIP model that was immediately followed by the update of the old junket law by the Macau government. As reported by the IAG, the latest update allows each junket to work with a single concessionaire, forbids them from running their own VIP room, and forbids them from participating in revenue-sharing agreements with operators.

The updated junket laws are said to be the result of the arrests of executives from Suncity Group and Takchun Group, which caused the collapse of the Macau junket industry. On the other hand, the decline has created room for the development and trends of other markets, such as the soaring premium mass segment, which is attracting the utmost attention from the Macau gambling industry.

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