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The Macanese pataca and Hong Kong dollar are separate currencies but virtually interchangeable in Macau.
Macau’s April casino receipts rose 16.3 percent to 20.2 billion patacas ($2.52 billion), beating the median analysts’ estimate of a 15 percent rise.
A dollar is, however, slightly more valuable than a pataca.
Overall gambling revenue in the region rose 22 percent to 67 billion patacas ($8.34 billion) in the third quarter, the fifth in a row of year-over-year growth.
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First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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