Changbin Wang

    Changbin Wang is an Associate Professor teaching Gaming Law and Regulation at the Gaming Teaching & Research Center, Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI). Before joining MPI in 2009, he worked in the central government of China as a law expert. He is the author of two monographs Major Issues of Macao’s Gaming Law and Macao Gaming Law. He can be reached at

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