The rise in casino revenue in April stands out, even though for some time now there have been almost constant monthly increases because April is usually a quiet month for visitors coming from mainland China to gamble in Macau casinos. It had also been estimated that growth might not be as strong as previous years in 2014 due to the fact that there are no planned openings of casino resorts this year. Another fact that could affect income from casinos is that the economic situation in China isn’t as steady as it has been and this could have a bearing on the cash flow from High Rollers who may spend less. Spending by High Rollers makes up over 60 per cent of Macau’s casino income although any decrease could be off set to a certain extent by the increase in the number of middle class Chinese gamblers in Macau’s casinos.
However, 2015 could see a major upswing in casino revenue as three major casino resorts are due to open during the year. The next wave of expansion in Macau is planned to take place from 2015 to 2018 with several casino openings. In 2015 the following casino resorts should open : The Sands Parisian, the second phase of Galaxy’s casino and Melco Crown Entertainment’s Studio City casino resort.