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January 20, 2022

Macau Gaming Law First Reading Set for Jan. 24

Macau’s government continues to waste no time in pushing ahead with amendments to its gaming law, setting January 24 as the date for the first reading of the bill in the Legislative Assembly.

According to local media reports, once the bill is debated and approved at the first hearing, it will be sent to the legislature’s standing committees for detailed analysis. It will then return to the house for a second reading before final approval.

The government is racing against time to have the amended legislation in place in time to hold a public tender for the six gaming concessions ahead of the July 26th expiry of the current permits. It has said it would be amenable to a short extension should it run out of time for the necessary procedures.