Macau to ban casino workers from gambling

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Macau’s gaming regulator, proposed a change in the current legislation.

The Welfare Bureau wants to ban casino workers from entering casinos during non-working hours.

Macau.- The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Macau’s gaming regulator, proposed a change in the current legislation in order to ban casino workers from entering facilities and taking part of gambling activities during non-working hours.

The deputy director of Macau’s Social Welfare Bureau (SWB), Hon Wai, said that the bureau is considering the government’s suggestion in order to help lower the risk of the workers developing a gambling addiction. Authorities of the SWB and the DICJ recently discussed the proposal, and the officials said that they still need to collect more information from people inside the industry to be able to set an accurate direction.

Earlier this year, President of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau Paulo Martins Chan, said that the government gathered support in the local community for this proposal. The subject was initially mentioned back in June, when the government stated that they wanted to introduce changed to the current law that regulates who’s allowed to work and gamble in Macau’s casinos.