Macau Casinos May Face a Tough Year By Rich Duprey, The Motley Fool January 31, 2018 at 9:14 pm The revival of VIP gambling in the Chinese enclave helped Macau witness a 19% gain in gaming revenue from the year before, and because Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) generates 60% of its revenue from the region, it was able to overcome weakness in its Las Vegas operations and turn in fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street forecasts. That boded well for Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), which reported its own strong earnings results, as it also relies heavily on the gaming district. But as investors look ahead to what 2018 holds in store, there might be significant cause for concern. Will VIP gamblers scatter again? Despite the Chinese government wanting mass-market, non-gaming income to comprise a larger percentage of casino revenue in Macau, it was the return of the high rollers that fueled the gaming industry’s resurrection. But some analysts now think that bullish sentiment may dramatically slow in the coming year, which could impact resort operators.