The Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) issued a statement this week distancing itself from all forms of online gambling and warning its customers to be wary of false claims to the contrary.

“GEG and all of its properties (including Galaxy Macau, Broadway Macau, and StarWorld Hotel),” the statement read, “have no affiliations with any online gambling and betting sites, nor have we directly or indirectly authorized any websites and/or related companies to carry out any form of online gambling and betting activities for and on behalf of us.”

It added, “Should any member of the public suspect of any fake gambling and betting websites, and/or being cheated or approached by any suspicious persons claiming to be in any way connected with GEG relating to such fake illegal gambling and betting websites, we urge you to report to the police or contact our Customer Service immediately.”

The statement went on to add that Galaxy took no responsibility for any losses or damages that may result from use of fake websites, and hinted that the company might take its own legal actions against fraudulent enterprises.

While many land-based operators have been moving into the online sphere, especially since the emergence of Covid-19, Galaxy’s statement appears to clarify that it is not moving in this direction at the current juncture.