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Second quarter will be “worst quarter ever” for Macau: Morgan Stanley

Macau has been the highest gaming revenue generating region in the world in the recent years and COVID-19 lockdowns have left casinos in Macau with massive revenue loss. When Macau casino operators will release their second quarter (Q2) results, the figures will most likely be in the red, and analysts with the multinational financial firm Morgan Stanley foresee an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation & amortization) loss of more than $1 billion for the quarter.

Chinese government’s travel directive may render Australia’s Barangaroo project ‘White Elephant’

The Chinese government’s newly announced directive that urges its citizens not to travel to Australia threatens to render the under construction $2.2 billion casino complex project on Sydney harbor a “White Elephant”, industry experts warned.

Macau suffers more than 93% decline in Gross Gaming Revenue in May due to lockdown

Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia, continued to experience the brunt of COVID-19-induced prolonged lockdown as its gross gaming revenue (GGR) slipped 93.2 per cent in May. Strict travel controls continued to impede the Special Administrative Region’s recovery efforts and even with relaxation for specific regions, Macau casinos are waiting to welcome crowds at pre COVID-19 levels.