Business at Macau, the world's biggest casino hub, increased 16.3 percent in April, as new resorts helped attract high rollers and casual gamblers to the China’s only legal gambling venue.
Government data released on Monday showed gambling revenue in the southern Chinese enclave for the month came in at 20.2 billion patacas ($2.52 billion). Industry analysts were predicting 13-17 percent growth.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's campaign against shows of wealth by public officials in 2014 have impacted the region for more than two years, keeping away Mainland China high rollers. Some analysts believe Macau has already hit the bottom to its protracted slump.