DICJ head agrees with ban on croupiers in casinos

Paulo Martins Chan, director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) agrees the banning of dealers from gambling outlets is appropriate for the industry, local media reports.

Chan reportedly made the comment during the Responsible Gambling Promotions Kick Off Ceremony at the University of Macau (UM) on Tuesday.
“Some statistics clarify that [the likelihood of] dealers being addicted to gambling is relatively high, and so this is a very important measure to be implemented,” said Chan. After seeing customers winning money, dealers easily develop the idea that winning is easy, or consider themselves to have a certain leverage.”

However, Chan said the details have yet to be discussed.

“We will know what to do at the right time,” he said, adding that his department needs to “collect ideas from the public and have a wide discussion about the issue.”