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Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Macau set to receive 32–36 million visitors in 2024

Good Morning. The dog days are over, as according to the director of the Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming, Davis Fong, Macau is already preparing to see between 32 and 36 million visitors again in 2024. In an interview with AGB, the University of Macau professor predicted the city would reach at least 80 percent of 2019 visitor levels. Meanwhile, the SAR government has just proposed a boost in the security forces’ powers to tackle illegal gambling crimes, including allowing night home searches and the use of undercover agents. Penalties for offenses related to illegal gambling and the maximum duration of pretrial detention would also be increased if the draft bill passes the city’s legislature.

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Macau to receive up to 36 million visitors in 2024

Having welcomed nearly 40 million visitors in 2019, gaming researcher Davis Fong told AGB he believes Macau can reach 80 percent of those numbers in 2024 already, and welcome up to 36 million visitors. However international air travel remains constrained, impacting not only visitors using Macau Airport but also those utilizing Hong Kong International Airport and nearby airports.


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