Gaming promoter employees will need to have Macau residency under the new gaming law amendment bill.
Macau.- New details continue to emerge on Macau’s gaming law amendment bill. Chan Chak Mo, the head of the Macau assembly’s second standing committee, has now said that all gaming promoter employees, or junket collaborators, will have to be Macau residents.
Junket operators will need to provide casino operators with the names of all employees they want to work with. Companies must then submit the names to the city’s casino regulator, the Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ).
The government said casino operators, along with junket operators, would have to share responsibility for the actions of sub-agents.
Chak Mo said: “Some legislators questioned that this could make it more difficult to attract gamblers from abroad, however, the government responded that this matter involves the oversight of the industry. If they are not residents it would be more difficult to oversee.”
The legislator has previously said there will be changes to the legal framework concerning junket operations. He said a separate law on VIP gaming promoters will be submitted by August 15. A final reading of the gaming law amendment bill is expected by June.