Macau gambling revenue up 25.4 percent in March yr/yr

HONG KONG, April 2 Tue Apr 2, 2013 2:34am EDT

HONG KONG, April 2 (Reuters) - Gambling revenue in Macau, the world's biggest gambling destination, rose 25.4 percent to 31.34 billion patacas ($3.92 billion) in March, according to government data.

Macau, a Portuguese colony until 1999, is the only place in China where casino gambling is legal. Full-year gambling revenue hit $38 billion last year.