Macau has established itself as the world's leading casino market in recent years, and Reuters reports that the Chinese district enjoyed a particularly strong finish to 2012.
Despite struggling earlier in the year as fresh legislation and a clamp down on corruption meant that regulations became more restrictive, the region's revenue in December 2012 hit a record monthly high.
The figures show that forecasted growth of 16-18 per cent was trumped as the market saw an increase in revenue of 19.6 per cent - a result of high visitation numbers throughout the holiday season.
Macau hosted a number of high stakes poker tournaments throughout 2012 - and with many of its casino rooms aimed at high rollers, casino operators will be delighted by the strong finish at the end of what started out as a tough year for the district.
While there are fresh challenges facing the region in 2013, the hope is that people will continue to flock to Macau's tables in their droves.