Macau government considers new ban

The measure will aim to find a consensus within the civil society.

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau is deciding whether to ban local dealers from gambling at Macau’s casinos.

Macau.- DICJ Director Paulo Martins Chan announced that the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau will start studying before the end of the year whether local dealers or croupiers should be barred from gambling in local casinos or not.

Chan commented that the bureau would talk to representatives of the gaming sector about the matter soon. The former prosecutor added that the proposed gambling ban on croupiers needed “consensus in civil society.”

The announcement came shortly after the proxy betting ban came into effect a little more than a week ago in the former Portuguese province, with positive results so far.

It is important to note that some of Macau’s gaming and junket operators are known to ban their dealers from gambling in casinos and VIP rooms where they work, so this kind of regulation is not that uncommon in the gambling hub.