The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has praised Macau’s casino operators’ efforts to comply with Covid-19 countermeasures and cooperation to fight against gaming-related crimes.
Macau.- The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has praised Macau’s casino operators’ assistance in the fight against gaming-related crime, particularly the use of fake banknotes. The regulator also praised operators’ cooperation with the Covid-19 prevention measures by hosting 10 testing sites.
Organised groups have been using bank-teller training notes to try to cheat gamblers. The DICJ said the Judiciary Police had increased efforts to tackle such scams and had been able to identify the alleged fraudsters “more quickly” thanks to a communication mechanism with the security departments of the casino operators.
In April, 103 people were arrested in Macau after a joint operation between the city’s Judiciary Police and mainland Chinese security units. Police said that those arrested were suspected of cheating gamblers who sought to exchange Chinese yuan into Hong Kong dollars in or around Macau casinos. Some MOP10m (US$1.25m) was reported to have been lost to the ring in 73cases.
In October, a new outbreak of Covid-19 cases led authorities to carry out new mass testing – the third in recent months. A previous mass testing was launched in August, when 716,251 people were tested, all of them returning negative results.