In connection with the growing number of problem players in Macau, the local gambling regulator introduced new rules aimed at fighting gambling.
Macau casino employees will be banned from playing
Following the suppression of illegal currency exchange in casinos, the city government proposes to introduce rules prohibiting employees of gambling establishments residing in Macau to stay in the casino after hours. Under the ban will not get employees of cafes and restaurants, cleaners and security, according to a press release of the city executive committee.
According to analysts, a very small number of casino employees play outside of working hours. Moreover, some operators have already introduced a ban on gambling for employees. Penalty for violation of this rule will be set at a minimum of 1 thousand patacas ($ 125) and a maximum of 10 thousand patacas ($ 1,250).
Civil servants of the city are not allowed to visit the casino. The exception is a short period during the celebration of the Chinese New Year. By the same principle will be allowed to visit casinos and employees of gambling centers – three days a year, during the Chinese New Year.
The bill will also simplify the procedure for considering violations of age restrictions. In the government’s view, since most of the violators were tourists, simplifying the procedure would allow for more efficient processing of information and reduce the costs involved.
So, the legislators propose to allow inspectors of the regulator, if they find players who have not reached the age of 21, immediately expel them from the institution and impose a fine of 1,000 patacas.
According to the rules of 2012, introduced by the gambling regulator of Macao, any person under the age of 21 years who resides, plays or works in a casino is liable to a fine of 1 thousand to 10 thousand patacas. The operator faces a fine of 10 thousand to 500 thousand patacas.
The next step will be to consider the bill by the members of the Macau Legislative Assembly.
Recall: the authorities of Macau introduced a ban on smoking in the casino in places not intended for this.