Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), which is a gambling regulator in Macau, has decided to create new rules for electronic table games. They will have been implemented by 2017. Paulo Martins Chan, Director of DICJ, announced that the new regulations for electronic table games were expected to appear next year.
At the moment, slightly more than fifty electronic table game seats can be arranged in each casino of Macau. Nevertheless, we can see the obvious trend of an increase in the number of electronic table game seats at casinos. For example, in the next three years over three thousand seats are expected to appear. However, their number may increase by 2,500 electronic table game seats.
The bulk of the electronic table game seats will be located in four integrated casino complexes that are supposed to open their doors in Macau in 2017. Therefore, approximately 1,800 electronic table game seats are intended for resorts of Macau. As for the rest, new gambling houses of the Philippines, South Korea, Cambodia, and Russia will become a permanent home for the other electronic table game seats.
However, Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau believes that the potential of growth for electronic table games is limited. Thus, it is necessary to regulate this market.
Apart from electronic table games, DICJ has a lot of issues that require urgent attention. One of them is the creation of casino entry rules for Macau.
First of all, it is necessary to prohibit employees of casinos to gamble during their non-work hours. This issue has already been considered with the local gambling operators.
Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau should also decide whether gaming sector employees are only croupiers or the entire staff of gambling houses.