* March revenue in line with analyst estimates
* Strongest revenue figure this year
* Cautious outlook for casinos in 2019 (Adds detail on revenue, outlook, context)
April 1, (Reuters) – Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau dipped 0.4 percent in March year-on-year, as slowing economic growth and the Sino-U.S. trade war turned off high-roller gamblers.
March’s revenue was 25.8 billion patacas ($3.2 billion), Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination posted on Monday. The figure represented the highest revenue haul so far this year and was in line with analyst expectations of flat growth to a decline of 6 percent.
The figure beat February’s 25.4 billion patacas.
As the special administrative region marks 20 years since its handover from Portuguese rule, slower mainland economic