Macau’s self-exclusion sees success, some tweaks needed

One of the small but significant developments introduced by Law 10/2012 of 28 August 2012 was the addition of a novel legal provision that allowed for the voluntary self-exclusion of persons from casino venues in Macau. The law is viewed as having met with moderate success, though some changes may improve the legislation. The regulation for the self-exclusion of problem gamblers was enacted under article 6 of Law 10/2012, which approved the new framework on the Conditions of Entering, Working and Gaming at Casinos and revoked for the first (and so far only) time three articles of the casino gaming law approved by Law 16/2001 of 24 September 2001, in the following terms: 1. The Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau may prohibit a person from entering all or some of the casinos, for a maximum period of two years, upon the application of an individual to exclude himself...

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