The application for SJM Holdings to run a casino inside Legend Palace Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf is currently being reviewed, revealed DICJ chief Paulo Martins Chan on Wednesday.
Paulo Martins Chan is the director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), having taken the role in December 2015.
Born in 1963 in Macau, Chan studied at the former Liceu Nacional Infante D. Henrique School. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Macau as well as a Master of Law from Macau University of Science and Technology.
From 1981 to 1996, Chan was one of TDM radio’s most popular disc-jockeys, anchoring for the Chinese station Ou Mun Tin Toi as a part timer. Chan has also been a master of ceremonies for dozens of local programs and shows. In 1998, Chan started working at the Public Prosecutions Office as a prosecutor, and from 2009 to 2015, he was promoted to Assistant Prosecutor General for the same office.