Macau casinos see near-record takings in February

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Hong Kong: Macau’s casinos saw near-record takings in February, according to figures published on March 3.
The southern Chinese gambling resort took $1.68 billion in casino revenue last month, 69.4 percent more than in the same month in 2009 and the second highest monthly figure ever.
Total casino revenues are estimated by analysts to have peaked at $87.55 million per day in the second half of the month, twice the average daily spend for February 2009.
The surge in casino takings, recorded in preliminary figures for the month, reflects a recent flood of money into the city of 500,000 from mainland China.
Casino revenue in Macau over the past six months has risen 56 percent year-on-year to $9.32 billion, according to the figures published in Hong Kong newspapers on March 3.

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