Consultation on Macau gaming law delayed until September

Macau's six concessionaires' casino licences are due to expire in June 2022.
Macau's six concessionaires' casino licences are due to expire in June 2022.

A public consultation on the amendment of Macau’s gaming law is likely to be delayed until after legislative elections on September 12.

Macau.- The public consultation on Macau’s gaming laws is expected to be delayed until after after the legislative election on September 12.

Macau’s chief executive Ho Iat Seng announced plans for a public consultation on amendments to Macau’s gaming law last year. However, the revision of gaming legislation was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Macau’s Legislative Assembly will see thirty-three seats reshuffled in September, with fourteen seats to be elected directly by citizens, twelve seats indirectly via local functional constituencies and the remaining seven to be appointed by the chief executive after the elections.

Macau’s current casino licences are due to expire in June 2022, but according to Lam Kai Kuong, director of the Macao Games and Entertainment Mediators Association, licences are likely to be extended to avoid a rushed re-tendering process.

See also: Macau GGR up 19 per cent in first week of March.

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