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Philippines – City of Dreams sees annual GGR improve by 63.5 per cent

By - 3 April 2017

Higher gaming volumes and better house win rate has helped drive revenues up at City of Dreams by 63.5 per cent in 2016.

The increase was driven by net revenues in the last quarter of 2016 which were up by 78.9 per cent year-on-year to $144.7m.

For the year ended December 31, 2016, casino operator Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts confirmed that the net revenue of its integrated resort increased to US$491.2m compared to US$300.4m in 2015. The resort’s EBITDA increased threefold to US$160.3m.

Mass gaming increased by 24.7 per cent to $550.5m whilst VIP gaming increased by 110.1 per cent to US$6.83bn. Revenues from the slot machines increased by 25.6 per cent to $2.23bn. Non-gaming revenues at improved slightly to $104.7m from $100.1m in the previous year.

Melco Crown Chairman Lawrence Ho said: “Our decision to invest in the Philippines which continues to be the fastest growing gaming market in the world is a testament to our company’s commitment to identify and commit to new markets or develop an opportunity that meet our stringent investment criteria and allows us to expand our gaming and non-gaming network around the region.”

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