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Galaxy Macau launches low-denomination slots area for “medium-level” gamblers

TAGs: Galaxy Entertainment Group, Macau, Scientific Games, SJM Holdings, slots

Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has launched a new low-denomination slots area in its flagship Galaxy Macau property.

Galaxy Macau launches low-denomination slots area for "medium-level" gamblersOn Monday, Galaxy Macau opened its new Duo Fu Duo Cai World, a collection of 128 slot machines offering Scientific Games’ popular Duo Fu Duo Cai slots title. The machines offer the ability to play for stakes as low as HK 5¢ — about two-thirds of a US cent – or as ‘high’ as HK 50¢.

Raymond Yap, GEG’s director of international premium and mass market development, said the new low-cost slots offering was “targeted to meet the players’ demand of this kind of slot game” and he hoped it would become “the largest galore” collection of Duo Fu Duo Cai games in Macau.

Slots have generally been an afterthought in Macau, where baccarat rules supreme. But GEG’s electronic games handle – which includes slots and electronic table games – was up 52% in its most recent earnings report. Galaxy Macau currently boasts around 3,400 slots, nearly one-quarter of the total 14,300 slots available across Macau at the end of Q1.

Yap said GEG was toying with the idea of adding higher denomination slots in Galaxy Macau’s high-limit area, despite evidence that Macau’s first junket-run VIP slots room wasn’t exactly packing them in.

Meanwhile, across town at rival SJM Holdings’ flagship Grand Lisboa property, one lucky slots player has walked away with the largest slots jackpot in the property’s history.

On June 21, a man identified only as Mr. Sun hit the progressive jackpot on a Duo Fu Duo Cai machine in the Grand Lisboa’s Tycoon Club area. The appropriately named Mr. Sun walked away with a payout of HKD 12.08m ($1.56m).

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