Macau gross gaming revenue headed for September rebound Daniel Beitler, Macau Daily Times · September 12, 2019 at 4:54 am Gross gaming revenue might be heading for a September rebound, market analysts suggested yesterday, on signs of a VIP recovery. The news comes as Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance warned that economic headwinds will persist into the third quarter. September, which will round out the third quarter of the year, follows two consecutive months of year-on-year contraction, including the steepest revenue decline of the year to date in August. Gross gaming revenue during the first two months of the quarter amounted to about 48.71 billion patacas, down 6.1% from a year earlier. Until yesterday, the quarter was on track to be the worst in terms of growth since the gaming sector recovery in 2016.