Macau: Poor Golden Week show may weigh on October revenue Daniel Beitler, Macau Daily Times · October 10, 2019 at 6:50 am A slowdown in the VIP segment in the past week may weigh on October gross gaming revenue, according to preliminary industry estimates. Analysts say that gross gaming revenue over the seven-day Golden Week dipped 1% in year-on-year terms, setting up October to become the seventh red month of 2019. Macau gross gaming revenue touched the lowest level in a year in September, falling just short of 22.08 billion patacas. The month rounded out the first three quarters of the year with a 4.1% contraction over the equivalent period in 2018. At the current growth rate, 2019 is on track to be the first year of negative growth since the anti-graft recession drew to a close in 2016. However, the mild September contraction was roughly in line with analyst predictions and follows a pattern in previous years of the month serving as a quieter prelude to busy October.