Macau gaming revenues up 13.5 percent in May (LVRJ) Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 3, 2013 at 9:27 am Macau gaming revenues grew 13.5 percent in May to $3.7 billion as the Chinese casino market recorded its second largest single-month collection. Analysts said the improving Chinese economy and May holidays fueled the increase in the world’s largest gaming market. The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau released the figures Monday. In March, the Chinese gaming enclave shattered the region’s monthly gaming revenue with casinos collecting more than $3.92 billion from gamblers. Union Gaming Group analyst Grant Govertsen said the May figure could have been higher if not for severe weather experienced during the third week of the month with Macau and nearby parts of Guangdong province recording the heaviest rainfall in more than 30 years. Through May, Macau gaming revenues are up 14 percent over the same five months of 2012. Last year, Macau reported gaming revenues of $38 billion. “By and large, we believe the results were essentially in line with consensus expectations,” Stifel Nicolaus Capital Markets gaming analyst Steven Wieczynski told investors. Contact reporter Howard Stutz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-477-3871. Follow @howardstutz on Twitter.