Macau casinos set revenue record; China slot-machine ban bylaw in final stage; NetDragon launch new game

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Macau gaming

The popularity of the Macau gaming scene is proven by this month's casino's gross gaming revenue figures

Casinos in Asian gambling capital, Macau, have set a new record for monthly gross gaming revenue.

With a gross revenue of $3.4 billion, October’s take by Macau’s casinos surpassed the record set in August, according to data from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. Being fuelled by the National Day Golden Week, this was the sixth time in 2011 that a new monthly record was set in Macau. But will this all change if the government manage to limit table growth?

In other news from China gaming world, this time more on the bad side as opposed to the good; the bylaw to ban slot-machine parlours from residential districts is in the final stage of the legislative process.

The secretary for economy and finance, Francis Tam Pak Yuen, announced yesterday that once the bill – which was first proposed 2007 – is enacted, the government will negotiate a schedule with operators for the removal of parlours currently operating in such areas.

The also official explained the government is proposing to define an area within a radius of 300 to 500 metres from a casino as a “gaming zone” and anything outside of that will be considered a residential area. It will then not allow any more new parlours to be built in residential areas, with parlours only being allowed in casinos, hotels or commercial buildings.

And while on the topic of gaming in China…

Chinese gaming platform operator and developer, NetDragon Websoft, has launched a new fantasy game called Trumpet of the Legionaire for its flagship online game Eudemons Online in China. Trumpet follows on this past April’s release of the Edge of Night, which lead to Eudemons Online hitting a four-year high in concurrent players this past spring. How fantastical. Let’s hope they keep up their work in the smartphone gaming development to offer us some innovative mobile gaming in the gambling spectrum. Nevertheless, the English version of Trumpet is expected to be launched in December.


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