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Macau Gaming Overhaul Law Approved, Casino Relicensing to Start

  • Oversight over casinos strengthened, gaming taxes raised
  • Officials will soon start giving out new casino licenses
The Casino Lisboa in Macau.
The Casino Lisboa in Macau.

Photographer: Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg 

Macau’s new gaming law bill has been approved by the city’s legislature, cementing increased government oversight of casino operations in the world’s largest gambling hub. 

The bill was passed after a final vote by Macau’s Legislative Assembly at a meeting on Tuesday. The finalization of the legislation paves the way for officials to begin the process of issuing new casino licenses as the current ones expire this year.