ETG numbers to surge in Asia, led by Macau

    The number of electronic table games across Asia is likely to surge in the next few years, led by Macau, as new resorts come on line and as operators shift the mix of live tables on the casino floor, according to Union Gaming.
    The numbers in Macau are likely to rise from about 5,500 now to 9,000 by 2016. “‘With an increased focus on table game yields, and in the context of the market-wide tables game cap in Macau, we think all Macau operators will continue to look at ETGs as an increasingly attractive option,’ it wrote in a note.
    Operators are expected to shift more live table games to VIP and premium rooms, leaving space on the floor for the ETGs.
    Elsewhere in Asia, growth is also expected to be strong. Over the next three years,
    between 1,500 to 2,000 new electronic tables will be added in other Asian markets, driven by three resorts in the Philippines, a second Naga casino in Cambodia and three projects scheduled in South Korea.