Macau News

  • Macau’s GDP to fall 5.9 per cent in 2016, return to growth in 2017

    Macau’s real GDP will contract by 5.9 per cent this year because of a fall in gambling revenue but will return to growth in 2017. This is the forecast of a report on Macau for the second quarter of this year by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), published in...
  • Macau legislative committee against full casino smoking ban

    Most of the members of the Legislative Assembly committee in charge of discussing a revised tobacco control bill are against a full smoking ban inside casinos. The government has so far refused to back down on a proposed ban, which would also cover airports and the SAR’s prison. Macau...
  • Macau government contemplates banning dealers from gambling in casinos

    The Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) will start studying before the end of the year whether local dealers – also known as croupiers – should be barred from gambling in local casinos, DICJ Director Paulo Martins Chan said on Wednesday. Chan made the remarks after attending a phone-in programme hosted by Ou...
  • Macau’s gaming regulator vows stricter rules for junkets

    Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) Paulo Martins Chan said on Wednesday that the government will continue its plan to tighten regulation of the junket sector, including raising the initial investment amount. Chan made the remarks during a press conference about the government’s mid-term evaluation report on the gaming sector’s performance....
  • Macau’s gambling revenue growth best in 20 months

    Macau on Tuesday (Mar 1) posted its best monthly gambling revenue performance since October last year and the smallest drop in growth in 20 months as an increase in Lunar New Year tourists boosted the world’s largest casino hub. Macau’s economy, which relies on the casino industry for over...
  • Gaming-related crimes in Macau rise 38 pct in 2015

    The Judiciary Police (PJ) recorded 1,553 gaming-related crimes in 2015, a year-on-year increase of 38 percent, Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak announced on Monday. Addressing a press conference at his office in Cotai to announce last year’s crime figures, the policy secretary said that last year’s total number...
  • Macau needs to amend and abolish 1,200 laws, regulations from Portuguese era

    The Secretary for Administration and Justice said that Macau needs to abolish half of the 1,200 laws and regulations inherited from the Portuguese era that are no longer suitable to the international city the SAR has become. In a recent interview with Exmoo News, Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said...
  • Macau top gaming inspector vows to minimise negative impact of gambling

    Responding to a resident’s comment that “gambling is 90 percent a scam”, newly appointed Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) Director Paulo Martins Chan said that the government would do its best to minimise any possible negative impact that the gaming industry may have on civil society. The director,...
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