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June 20, 2021

In March, it announced a 5,500-cap on the number of gaming tables until 2013

Macau government won’t comment on eventual cap on slots

(Macau).- The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Francis Tam Pak Yuen, refused to say whether the government is preparing to implement a cap on slot-machines. Limiting the number of gaming tables is a first step to control the scale of the gaming industry, and we are reviewing other policies in order to reach a measured development of the gaming industry,” he said.

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n March, the government announced a 5,500-cap on the number of gaming tables until 2013. Mr Tam also said that the government is finalizing a by-law to regulate slot machine parlours, including location.

There have been several calls from legislators to relocate slot parlours out of residential areas. He also stressed that the government is keen to increase the share of the mass market in the overall casino business.

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