No change in locals-only dealer policy

The Macau government will not change to the current policy that requires Macau casino dealers to be local residents, according to a note by the GCS.

“The Government will not change – during its current term – its policy of allowing only Macao ID holders to be employed as card dealers in Macao’s casinos,” said GCS release on its website on Tuesday.

The release also noted that the government will be “stepping up” efforts to optimize gaming-related regulation, and to strengthen supervision of gaming operators.

It will also checking whether gaming operators are offering on-the-job training to local workers employed in integrated resorts.

Earlier in the year, statistics from the Statistics and Census Service revealed the gaming sector had 56,217 full-time employees at the end of 2015, down 2.6 percent year on year. Out of the number, 24,619 were dealers, down 4.4 percent year on year.