South Korea, Thailand top list of Macau’s highest visitor spending per capita

Jenny Ortiz 1 month ago
South Korea, Thailand top list of Macau’s highest visitor spending per capita

Data from Macau’s Statistics and Census Service shows visitors from South Korea and Thailand top the list of its highest visitor spending per capita.

According to the agency, each South Korean visitor spent around MOP3,634 (€416) and each Thai visitor spent roughly MOP 3,363 (€386).

Meanwhile, visitors from Mainland China spent about MOP3,055 (€350) each.

Average visitor spending in Macau increases

Government data also showed visitor spending per capita by visitors from South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (€362), Malaysia (€2168), and Japan (€242) rose compared to pre-pandemic spending in 2019.

Spending by visitors from Hong Kong (€133) and Taiwan (€245) also increased.

Total visitor spending other than in gaming, also rises

Aside from data on gaming spending, data from Macau’s Statistics and Census Service showed total visitor spending increased by 292 percent year-on-year to MOP71.25 billion (€8.1 billion) in 2023.

The figure is an 11.2 percent uptick compared to the 2019 figures.

The agency attributed this significant spending increase to the 394.9 percent surge in visitor arrivals last year.

Overnight, same-day visitors spending skyrocket

Furthermore, the data showed the spending of overnight visitors soared to 303 percent to MOP60 billion (€6.84billion) in the previous year.

Same-day visitor spending also skyrocketed by 240 percent year-on-year to MOP11.1 billion (€1.3 billion).

Surge in the number of visitors, a boost for Macau

According to recent data from Macau’s Public Security Police Force, the recent Chinese New Year holiday brought 1,357,803 visitors – most are from mainland China.

This resulted in the boost of casino tourism traffic to 164% compared to the data from the same period in 2023.

SiGMA Africa – less than a month away

With less than a month until the highly anticipated SiGMA Africa event kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa on the 11th of March, the gaming industry is abuzz with excitement. Building on the success of its inaugural edition in Nairobi, Kenya, in January 2023, SiGMA Africa is strategically positioning itself at the forefront of Africa’s burgeoning gaming landscape. With the continent’s market poised for exponential growth, driven by a rapidly evolving digital ecosystem and increasing mobile connectivity, SiGMA Group recognizes the need to foster collaboration and innovation within the industry. By bringing together leading stakeholders and visionaries in gaming, SiGMA aims to catalyse progress and propel Africa towards a new era of prosperity and opportunity. As the countdown to the event begins, anticipation mounts for what promises to be a landmark gathering of gaming enthusiasts and innovators in the vibrant city of Cape Town.

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