Macau casino revenue growth at slowest since 2010
Casino revenue in Macau, the world's biggest gambling market, grew last month at the slowest pace in more than two years as China's economic slowdown crimped demand from high-rolling gamblers.
Macau government data released Wednesday showed that July revenue rose to 24.58 billion patacas, up 1.5 percent compared with the same period a year before. That's the lowest growth rate since until further notice January 2010.
Macau casino earnings have rocketed in recent years thanks to legions of mainland Chinese high-rollers. In 2011, earnings soared 42 percent to $33.5 billion, more than five times the amount earned on the Las Vegas Strip.