Portuguese Casino Revenues Up - Monday 24th of April 2006

PORTUGAL – As reported by the Macau Hub: "Revenue at Portuguese casinos rose by 10.6 percent in the first quarter of 2006, against the same year-ago period, to 83 million euros, thus changing eth downward trend that had been felt over the last few quarters, figures from Portugal's Gaming general-Inspectorate showed Thursday.

"The figures, quoted by Portuguese financial daily Diário Económico showed that Portuguese gaming rooms, which now total nine after the inauguration of the Lisbon casino by Estoril Sol, mainly benefited from a 45 percent increase from banker games to 13.2 million euros.

"…Revenue form slot machines, the most popular type of gambling in Portuguese casinos, increased by around 6 percent to 69,.2 million euros in the period…"

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