Macau regulatory round up — current state of play

The Macau Chief Executive is the ultimate government authority in determining policy, licensing and regulating the operation of casino games of chance and other gambling activities in Macau. In exercising such powers, the Macau Chief Executive is assisted by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, best known for its Portuguese acronym “DICJ”. In its role as a policy advisory body, DICJ is entrusted with assisting the Macau Chief Executive in defining, coordinating and executing economic policies in respect of the gaming industry. Additionally, DICJ has been vested with licensing powers, making it responsible for licensing gaming promoters and gaming equipment manufacturers, as well as gaming machines, systems and other gaming equipment. The DICJ also advises the Government in licensing and classifying premises as casino venues. In its supervisory role, DICJ is responsible for overseeing the activities of Gaming Concessionaires, promoters and equipment manufacturers, and for monitoring their suitability and financial capacity. Atop...

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