Self exclusion applications grow in Macau

Macau casinos

Credits: scmp.com

Macau reveals that there are more residents who voluntarily exclude themselves from casinos.

Macau.- As casino industry has recovered in Macau, reaching and surpassing the financial and business expectations, further residents have excluded themselves from casinos. According to an official report released this week, the number of casino exclusion applications grew 7.1 per cent during last year’s operations.

The report was published by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) this week, after analysing last year’s casino operations. As revealed by the statement, over 376 residents of Macau decided to be banned from gaming salons in the city due to declared or potential problem gambling behaviour.

“While the year saw self-exclusion applications decrease around 3 per cent to a total of 316, third party exclusions increased by 140 per cent, reaching a total of 60, compared to only 25 in 2016,” shows the report, published by AGBrief. Under Macau’s gaming regulations, the maximum exclusion period has been established in two years, with the chance to be extended if the person applies for another exclusion. The applicant can apply for exclusion from all or just some casinos.