Macau Regulator Warns Of Illegal Online Gambling Websites
The world’s largest gambling hub Macau is going through tough times as they are feeling the effects of a continuous corruption crackdown by the Chinese Government. Billions of dollars have been lost by the big gaming companies as Chinese VIP’s and high level officials flee the spotlight as they fear punishment from the authorities.
As if that was not enough, Macau’s Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has warned local residents of fraudulent online gambling sites claiming to have their stamp of approval. The DICJ were quick to point out that they have “never issued any online interactive gaming license to any companies. Hence, all online interactive gambling websites in Macau are considered illegal operations.”
The DICJ went on to state that they will pursue the offenders through the appropriate legal channels if they are caught promoting themselves as approved by the DICJ.
The DICJ went on to state,” The function of the DICJ is to monitor and supervise the various gambling activities. As such, the bureau will not encourage, promote or operate any form of gambling activities. Any unauthorized use of DICJ official website information and photos for promotional purposes without obtaining prior consent is an offence. The DICJ will not tolerate such illegal acts and will reserve the rights to pursue the matter through legal channels.”