The total number of Macau visitor count dropped 95.6 percent year-over-year in February 2020. That is according to the latest Statistics and Census Service report. Also, the drop in the number of visitors was due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Macau banned all travelers from overseas and imposed a 14-day quarantine on all locals coming back to the city. Also, the gaming regulator announced that Macau’s casino gross gambling revenue dropped by 88 percent year-over-year in February.
Several factors affected the city’s GGR in February, including the 15-day shutdown as part of the efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The total same-day visitors and overnight visitors dropped by 96 percent and 95 percent, respectively.
Low Macau Visitor Count
The average visitors’ length of stay increased from 1.8 days to 2.8 days. The statistics bureau told gambling software reviews and news that many visitors from the mainland stayed longer than usual. Also, there’s a slight growth in overnight visitors that accounted for 55 percent of the visitors from mainland China.
The average stay of overnight visitors increased from 2.1 days in February 2019 to 5.4 days in February 2020. Also, same-day visitors decreased from 0.2 days to 0.1 days based on PayPerHead reports.
The downside is that visitors from mainland China dropped by 97 percent year-over-year to 72,300. Arrivals belonging to the Individual Visit Scheme dropped by 99 percent to 5,822. Entries from the Guangdong province dropped 98 percent in February to 23,910. Also, visitors from Taiwan and Hong Kong fell by 92.8 percent and 90.5 percent, respectively.
Visitors from Canada and the United States dropped more than 80 percent. In the first two months of 2020, the number of visitors was just over 3 million. That was a drop of 57 percent year-over-year, according to white label sportsbook solution sources.