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 and exhibition hub to subtly promote illegal online gambling and casinos in the city.
The letter claimed that citizens reported illegal online casino promotions at G2E Asia last May, and reiterated that online gambling was illegal in Macau.
In its reply, the DICJ expressed their concern, and said it has been dealing with the issue with a “rigorous attitude.”
The bureau has pledged to continue its work against illegal gambling in Macau.
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