The Macau government has set the maximum number of gaming tables at 6,000 and the maximum number of gaming machines at 12,000 in all casinos, according to an executive order of the Chief Executive Officer released today (Friday) in the Official Gazette, which It will take effect from the beginning of 2023. .
In another CE order, also published in the Gazette today, the government set the minimum annual gaming revenue generated by each gaming table at MOP7 million (US$875,000) and the minimum annual gaming revenue generated by each console at MOP300. I have it set to ,000.
These minimum requirements will also take effect from the beginning of 2023, Dispatch said.
A new gambling law approved and put into force in late June gives the Chief Executive the power to determine the maximum number of gaming tables and machines to operate in the city and the minimum amount of revenue generated by each. increase. table and machine.
The law also states that if concessionaires fail to meet minimum income requirements, they must pay a “special surcharge” to the government to make up the difference between the actual income generated by the tables and machines and the minimum amount. I’m here.
According to the latest data from the Bureau of Gaming Inspection and Coordination (DICJ), there were 6,006 gaming tables and 12,042 gaming machines in the city as of the end of June.
According to official data, the total number of gaming tables and machines in Macau reached 6,739 and 17,009 respectively in 2019 before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.