UNLV Gaming Law Journal

Article Title

Casino Gaming in Macau: Evolution, Regulation and Challenges


Jorge Godinho


This paper provides an overview of the evolution of the legal framework applicable to the casino gaming industry in Macau. The focus is on the evolution of the system of concessions and sub concessions, the regulation of gaming promoters, the complex VIP segment, as well as the anti-money laundering requirements. A final section considers the rapidly growing competition posed by the spread of gaming in various jurisdictions in the region. Overall, while casino gaming grew exponentially in recent years, there are numerous issues from the past which pose future challenges.