Fourth quarter mass market baccarat grew by 19 per cent year-on-year in Macau in 2018, according to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

In the same period, VIP baccarat grew only 3.4 per cent year-on-year, confirming analysts’ predictions of a continued VIP slowdown heading into early 2019.

Analysts are expecting mass to continue to drive growth in 2019, with VIP being more sensitive to the economic and credit conditions on mainland China.

Source: Asia Gaming Brief