Macau legislators ask for an evaluation of gaming licensees

Macau's six gaming licensees are due to expire in June 2022.
Macau's six gaming licensees are due to expire in June 2022.

Macau legislators want an assessment of the current six gaming licensees’ performance and behaviour over the last twenty years.

Macau.- Legislator Ella Lei Cheng I has said that legislators are suggesting the government conduct an assessment on how Macau’s gaming companies have exercised their contracts.

The proposal comes ahead of a Legislative Assembly consultation session to gather opinions on proposed amendments to Macau’s gaming law.

It was made in a meeting that was also attended by Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, and senior officials from Macau’s casino regulator, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

According to local media, government officials listened to legislators’ suggestions on changes to the licence criteria to include requirements for operators to invest in the diversification of Macau’s economy.

In April, a report entitled“The case of Covid-19 and Macao’s destination- and gambling-dependent economy”, argued that Macau should turn to online gambling and technology to help its recovery from the pandemic.

Macau’s current casino licences will expire in June 2022, but could be extended for up to five years under to the city’s gaming laws

MGM China and Sands China to host outreach vaccination services

In order to increase the vaccination rate in Macau, casino operators MGM China and Sands China will host vaccination services next week.

MGM China will host vaccinations on May 24 and 25. Sands China from May 31 to June 3.

According to health authorities, 85,731 people in Macau have been vaccinated with at least one dose.

Dr Leong Iek Hou, Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre coordinator, has revealed that vaccinated residents will be allowed to go to public events such as concerts, sports competitions and festivals without a negative nucleic acid test.

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