THE M3: JUNKET COUNT

The Macau Metro Monitor, January 27, 2012

MORE JUNKETS IN VIP MARKET Macau Business, SCMP

The number of junket operators reached an all-time high of 219 in 2011, up 13% YoY.  The last peak in junket operators was in 2007, when there were 186 registered junkets.  With 34 casinos in the SAR, there is an average of six licensed junkets for every casino. 

By contrast, industry estimates of the number of unlicensed junkets working in Macau under the umbrella of those who are officially registered range widely, from several thousand to more than 10,000.