The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (hereafter called as the DICJ), provides guidance and assistance to the Chief Executive of Macao SAR on the definition and execution of the economic policies for the operations of the casino games of fortune or other ways of gaming, Pari-Mutuels and gaming activities offered to the public.The responsibilities of the DICJ include:1) To collaborate in the definition, co-ordination and execution of the economic policies for the operations of the casino games of fortune or other ways of gaming, Pari-Mutuels and gaming activities offered to the public;2) To examine, supervise and monitor the activities of the concessionaires, especially on their compliance with the legal, statutory and contractual obligations;3) To examine, supervise and monitor the eligibility and financial capability of the concessionaires or other parties stipulated by the law;4) To collaborate with the government in the process of locations and places authorization and classification for the operations of casino games of fortune or other ways of gaming;5) To authorize and certify all the equipments and utensils used by the operations of the concessionaires approved in the respective concession;6) To issue license for the junket promoters of casino games of fortune or other gaming activities;7) To examine, supervise and monitor the activities and promotions of the junket promoters, especially on their compliance with the legal, statutory and contractual obligations, and other responsibilities stipulated in the applicable legislations;8) To examine, supervise and monitor the eligibility of the single or collective junket promoter(s), their partners and principal employees;9) To investigate and penalize any administrative infractions practiced according to the appropriate substantial and procedural legislations;10) To assure the relationship of the concessionaires with the government and the public is compliance with the regulations and provides the highest interest to the Macao SAR;11) To execute the competence which are not listed above but with similar nature according to the Chief Executive’s order or the legal provisions.
VIP baccarat revenue was up 51 percent quarter-on-quarter and made up almost 48 percent of the revenue for the quarter, while mass market revenue jumped 77 percent from Q2, accounting for 38 percent overall, according to government figures.
The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau’s incoming director, Adriano Ho, is set to officially take office on June 10, according to local reports citing Macau secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong. Last week it was reported that Adriano Ho would be taking over the role of DICJ director from Paulo Martins Chan, who […]
Paulo Martins Chan will be stepping down from his position as the head of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau in June, to be replaced by Adriano Marques Ho, an advisor to Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak, according to a report from Macau News Agency. Sources told MNA that Chan will return to the […]
The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has asked its local gaming operators to reinforce preventive measures in their casinos, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Mainland China, local media reports. According to Chinese authorities, the death toll from the new virus rose to six, with 258 confirmed cases recorded so far. The Macau […]
VIP gaming revenue’s share of Macau gross gaming revenue decreased year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to data released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. VIP gaming revenue, represented by VIP baccarat, fell 23.1 percent year-on-year to MOP32.3 billion (US$4 billion), with the year-on-year not as far as analysts had been expecting. […]
The Macau government is set to ignore a clause in the concession contract of SJM and MGM, which requires the companies to hand over casino and gaming equipment to the government in March next year. According to a report from Gambling Compliance, under the concession contract, each of Macau’s concessionaires is required to ‘automatically revert’ […]
The director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said it is difficult for authorities to “completely eradicate” illegal online gambling operators, as servers are usually hosted outside its jurisdiction and target gamblers from mainland China, Macau Business reports. “What we can is to do propaganda to raise awareness and inform that it is illegal… […]
The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) held an explanatory session for Sands China staff on the entry ban for casino workers.
The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau on Monday has imposed an instruction which prohibits gaming concessionaires and junkets from sharing any data it holds around its customers and their gaming activities to third parties, Macau News Agency reports. The instruction was signed by DICJ director Paulo Martins Chan and comes into force on Monday, September […]
Paulo Martins Chan, director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), has received the 2019 Regulator of the Year for Asia / Australasia by the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). Each year, IMGL recognizes outstanding regulators based on stringent standards, including pre-eminence in the regulatory field and their noteworthy contributions to the overall […]
Macau August GGR missed expectations, falling 8.6 percent year-on-year to MOP24.3 billion, according to data from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. Analysts earlier said that GGR was impacted by Typhoon Lekima which hit coastal cities in China, and there continues to be pressure on junket VIP due to the negativity surrounding Suncity. The analysts […]
The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has clarified that it will not ban digital surveillance equipment in casinos, but instead require operators to obtain approval prior to installation. Earlier this week, a Bloomberg report noted that the gaming regulator has restricted the use of some artificial intelligence tools that track gambling behavior. However, some media […]
The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has restricted the use of some artificial intelligence tools that will help them track gambling behaviour, Bloomberg reports.
The head of Macau’s gaming regulator said the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has inspected 25 VIP rooms and found nothing illegal and confirmed that Suncity Holdings CEO Alvin Chao is not under investigation.
At least three casinos are reportedly testing facial recognition systems inside their premises, according to Macau’s gaming regulator. “Currently, two or three casinos are testing. During their operations, they have to strictly obey the personal data protection law,” said Paulo Martins Chan, the director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). When asked by […]
Gross gambling revenue in Macau’s mass market sector far outstripped the long-dominant VIP segment in Q2, helped in part by a reclassification of tables following the full smoking ban that came into effect in January.
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 […]
Macau’s six concessionaires met with the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau earlier this week to coordinate measures ahead of the peak typhoon season, starting July. In a statement after the meeting, DICJ officials said the event served to discuss contingency plans that would be enforced. The local regulator acknowledged that the large number of tourists […]
G2E Asia said it will continue to work with regulators to ensure products that are illegal in Macau are not on display at the show and says its exhibitors are “committed” to not promoting any online, or mobile, consumer facing products.
The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has reiterated its stance against illegal online gambling, pledging to continue its work against illegal gambling activities, Macau Daily Times reports. In a recent letter to the government from a local organization, concerns were raised that online casino operators may take advantage of Macau’s position as a convention […]
Mass market GGR rose 19.2 percent year-on-year in 18Q3, while VIP GGR increased only 3.6 percent in Macau in 18Q3, according to data from the Macau’s gaming regulator. The results come amidst a tumble in Macau stocks, which have fallen an average of 40 percent since June due to concerns surrounding the impact of the […]
Macau GGR in September rose only 2.8 percent year-on-year – affected by casino closures during Typhoon Mangkhut and related disruptions. According to data from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Macau GGR reached MOP21.95 billion, up 2.8 percent. The amount recorded in September represents a 17.3 percent decrease from August 2018, which recorded GGR […]
Gambling participation amongst Macau locals has decreased over the last 15 years, according to a government study, Macau Daily Times reports. Published jointly by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Social Affairs Bureau (IAS) and the University of Macau (UM), the responsible gambling work report shows a fall in gambling participation rate amongst locals […]
Macau gross gaming revenue grew 17.1 percent year-on-year in August, reaching MOP 26.6 billion (US$3.3 billion) according to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). The results exceeded analyst expectations, who were expecting only a 15 percent year-on-year rise in GGR in the month. On Saturday, Union Gaming said August was favorable with an additional […]
The Macau government on Friday submitted a bill that will restrict casino workers from entering gaming venues when off-duty, according to a report from Macau TDM. Those included in the entry ban are gaming table and machine operators, promoters, workers in cashier cages, security and cleaning staff, restaurant staff, and staff members that work in […]
Melco’s Lawrence Ho is confident his company will be granted more new-to-market gaming tables next year, TDM News reports. The company’s newest hotel tower, Morpheus, officially opened its doors on Friday after receiving its hotel and gaming license on Thursday. The 770-room hotel opened with 40 gaming tables transferred from other Melco properties, however, Ho […]