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Publishing its financial results for the 12 months to December 31, 2017, MGM China, which operates the MGM Macau and MGM Cotai properties, saw modest growth in revenues but a drop in profitability.

Casino revenue in the period was HK$15.05bn (€1,56bn), up around three per cent on 2016.

VIP gross table games win in 2017 was HK$8.57bn (€895m), a 0.7 per cent fall against the HK$8.6bn (€890m) posted in 2016, while main-floor gross table games win was up nearly six per cent, to HK$7.69bn (€800m).

Slot machine gross win also grew well in 2017, rising almost 12 per cent to HK$1.4bn (€150m).

Other non-gambling revenues were HK$302m (€31.3m) in 2017, virtually unchanged from the year prior.

Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited) for the period was HK$4.59bn (€480m), a 2.1 per cent increase on the HK$4.49bn (€470m) posted in 2016.

Operating profit, however, fell, from HK$3.1bn (€320m) in 2016 to HK$2.62bn (€270m) in 2017, a drop of 15.5 per cent.