Macau’s gambling regulator (DICJ) has announced that it will impose more limitations on the transfer of information.
Macau.- The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has set new limitations for the gambling industry. The regulator from Macau is now restricting operators from transferring information from gaming activities to third parties.
As reported by Macau News Agency, the DICJ limits gaming concessionaires, sub-concessionaires and junkets. The regulations limit the transfer of data regarding gaming activities or operations, including customer information for third parties.
The DICJ signed the instructions, which came into effect on Monday. It establishes that gambling activities are all data-related to the individual and object of the gambling activities, or related to the operation of casinos and gambling activities, including but not limited to “the personal data, place of origin or nationality, profession or the gambling clients’ activity and other information such as their representatives or accompanying persons, the time of entry into and out of the casino or the gaming table, the amount of bets, the credit, the amount of the bet placed, the payment of prizes and the purchase and redemption of chips (tickets), slot machines tickets (tokens), etc.”
Moreover, the news agency quoted the Macau regulator saying that it confirmed the intention to impose such limitation. However, they denied that they were breaking rules by coming up with them.
“It aims to ensure that the transfer of information about gambling activities by gambling concessionaires / sub-concessionaires and game promoters is in accordance with the SAR law, in particular with the legal regime governing the development of games of chance, the law on the prevention and suppression of money laundering crime and other legal acts, thus ensuring the healthy development of the same sector,” said the regulator in a written response to the Macau News Agency.
“The purpose of the instruction is not to completely prohibit the transfer of information by game concessionaires / sub-concessionaires and game promoters but to subject it to the prior authorisation of DICJ. These requests will be subject to consideration within the scope of their legal provisions. Therefore there is no violation of the rules on the exercise of the respective rights,” said DICJ.