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DICJ explains casino entry ban to Sands staff

The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) held an explanatory session for Sands China staff to detail the provisions of the entry ban for casino workers.

From Dec. 27, employees in Macau’s casinos will not be allowed to enter the premises when off duty. This includes staff who are involved in table games and slot operations, as well as others, such as cashiers and cage staff, marketing hosts, food and beverage outlet workers, cleaners and those connected to surveillance operations.

There is an exception to the rule during the first three days of Chinese New Year, if there is a valid reason, Sands said, without providing details. The briefing was attended by about 150 staff.

“Responsible gaming remains a key area of focus for Sands China,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “We took the lead in setting up a Responsible Gaming department and appointed a chief responsible gaming officer to oversee these efforts. Therefore, we were very pleased to have the DICJ present this information session for our gaming team members, to ensure compliance with local regulations and provide for the well-being of our team members.”

The law also extends to junket operators. 

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