Macau’s watchdog will hold meetings with operators to discuss new measures to improve security.
Macau.- The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) revealed that it will meet with local gaming operators in order to discuss new ways to improve security at local casinos. The initiative comes a few days after the devastating shooting in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
Las Vegas lived a dark night on Sunday when a man fired at a crowd in the Strip, killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 500. Casinos were also financially hit by the massacre as their stocks have dropped since the attack.
In a note to Business Daily, the regulator said that the “DICJ will continue to evaluate the security measures adopted by the casinos and proceed with the improvement of supervision, whenever it proves necessary,” and added that the meeting will take place after the Golden Week. Eghty percent of Macau’s hotels are fully booked for the Golden Week national holiday that started yesterday and will continue until October 8. Three of the five stars hotels that are fully booked are Wynn Macau, Wynn Palace and MGM Macau.
Monthly gambling revenue during September was US$2.66 billion in September, closer to the higher estimations that analysts reported last month, which were between 11 to 17 percent. Macau’s government is expected to release this week a 15-year plan that would increase tourism in order to rebrand Macau into a multi-day destination.