Casinos see New Year cheer after slow start

    Casino revenue in the first six days of February reached 8.03 billion patacas ($1.04 billion), with takings soaring from Tuesday after a slow start to the Lunar New Year holidays, according to media reports. That compares with 7.2 billion patacas the first seven days of the holiday period last year. Meanwhile, tourism numbers rose by 13 percent during the holidays 1.05 million visitors. Nomura Securities predicts Feb. GGR will be 20 percent to 25 percent higher this month than a year ago.