Macau received a total of 148 exclusion requests in the third quarter, putting exclusions on track for a record high, according to figures from the regulator.
In Q3, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) received 129 self-exclusion requests and 19 third-party exclusions.
For the year to date, the DICJ has received 439 requests, compared with a total of 490 for the whole of 2018. The quarterly statistics put Macau on track for a record high in terms of exclusions since the system was put in place in 2012.
Under the rules, the maximum exclusion period is for two years and the applicant can ask to be excluded for some, or all of the 41 properties in Macau. For a third-party exclusion, the request needs to come from a spouse, or family member such as a son or daughter.