The Judiciary Police, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) and casino operators will increase efforts to combat the illegal gambling websites.
Macau.- Police will join forces with the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) and Macau’s six casino operators to tackle illicit gambling websites that make fraudulent use of the city’s casino brands. Police said all parties would “proactively” seek out such sites with the aim of taking them offline or blocking them.
According to authorities, the problem has intensified since market liberalisation in Macau at the turn of the century.The judicial police said this “not only caused losses to tourists and citizens but also damaged the image of Macau as a tourist destination”.
Police started investigating illegal websites that were using Macau casino brands and the name of the DICJ in 2018. Authorities had blocked 2,165 websites by the end of 2020 through judicial police requests to website server hosts or domain name holders registered outside Macau.