Macau: electronic table games must also add flashing clocks by 2024

Clocks will show players in Macau how long they have been playing.
Clocks will show players in Macau how long they have been playing.

All Macau casinos must add flashing clocks to electronic table games as well as to slot machines by the end of 2024.

Macau.- The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has decided that player screens on electronic table games (ETG) in all Macau casinos will also have to feature flashing clocks by the end of 2024. It was already clear that the rule applied for slot machines, but the regulatory agency has clarified that Directive 1/2021 also applies to electronic table games.

The measure aims to prevent gambling harm by ensuring gamblers know how long they have been playing. Screens must display the 12-hour-clock in the bottom right corner of the main screen. The clock must flash at the start of each play session and at least every 10 minutes of the session.

Investment firm launches third Macau gaming fund

Ossolinski Holdings, an investment firm founded in 2009 by Matthew Ossolinski, has announced the launch of its Macau Gaming Fund III. The fund’s target customers are “contrarian investors” who see a buying opportunity after a new outbreak of Covid-19 cases hurt Macau’s expectations for October’s Golden Week and led to a massive decline in visits.

Macau casino operators stocks also fell heavily after the government suggested changes to the current city’s gaming laws amid a public consultation.

Ossolinski Holdings said: “Of course, there are risks and concerns, such as increased government interference in dividend distributions. However by the time, there is so-called certainty, the stocks likely won’t be cheap anymore

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