Thursday, June 30, 2022

DICJ warns operators against online gambling and proxy betting

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has issued a warning to the city’s six gaming concessionaires, stressing the need to adhere to local and foreign laws on gambling.

The message was relayed during a meeting on Tuesday with the DICJ and representatives of Macau’s junkets and gaming concessionaires - only days after junket and IR operator Suncity Group was reported by a Chinese-state owned news outlet for offering illegal online gambling and proxy betting to Chinese nationals. 

Suncity has since denied the allegations, saying it neither owns gambling tables or operates any online gambling activities. 

Despite this, DICJ director Paulo Martins Chan has reminded participants at the meeting that the local government does not allow any promotion of online gambling and placing bets via telephone. 

Chan has also urged the casino concessionaires and sub-concessionaires to strictly supervise junket promoters to ensure these rules are not breached.

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