Is phone betting/ proxy betting legal in Macau?

    Published in: Latest Intelligence AGB sought the legal counsel of a Macau based lawyer to answer the question everyone has been asking: Is phone betting/ proxy betting legal in Macau? AGB Advisor António Vilela’s professional opinion is a resounding no. IF it were legal, the concession would be autonomous from that of the casinos.   By António Lobo Vilela * Is phone betting/ proxy betting for casino games of chance currently legal in Macau?The short answer is no.Phone betting/ proxy betting is a system that allows patrons outside the casino premises to place bets through a phone, by proxy. Under Macau law, phone betting/ proxy betting for casino games of chance is a form of interactive, or remote gaming.Law 16/ 2001 (Macau Gaming Law) defines interactive games as the games of chance in which: (i) a prize in cash or equivalent is offered, or may be won in the terms of the respective rules, (ii) a...

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