Macau Casino Stocks Jump on Strong Chinese Holiday Tourism Daniela Wei, Bloomberg · February 11, 2019 at 8:50 pm Macau casino shares jumped after China’s Lunar New Year holiday saw tourism growth double to the world’s biggest gaming hub. China mainland visitors to Macau reached almost 900,000 during the week-long Chinese New Year holiday, climbing 26 percent from last year’s festive holiday, according to Macau’s tourism office. That accelerated from last year’s 12 percent growth and triggered a rally for the Hong Kong-listed casino operators. Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. advanced 1.5 percent on Monday, leading the jump in the sector. Sands China Ltd., SJM Holdings Ltd. and MGM China Holdings also closed higher. Hang Seng Index advanced 0.7 percent.