See Macau monthly casino revenue numbers, watch larger trends By Muhammad Cohen, Forbes April 5, 2019 at 3:27 pm Gaming revenue in the world’s casino capital beat expectations in March, even though it fell marginally compared with a year ago and decreased 0.5 percent in the first quarter. Gaming revenue numbers matter, to be sure, but not as much as the underlying trends creating those numbers. Those trends, like the numbers, paint a mixed picture with plenty to like, albeit perhaps not right now. For March, Macau’s casino regulator DICJ reported gross gaming revenue of 25.84 billion patacas (MOP; US$3.23 billion), down 0.4 percent from March last year. The consensus forecast pegged GGR to fall by 3 percent. Mass revenue, accounting for a solid majority of the total, likely grew in high single digits while VIP revenue fell in the low double digits.