DICJ, operators meet to discuss Macau casino security measures

14 November 2019

Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau met with representatives of the city’s six casino concessionaires this week to review measures for preventing and combating emergency situations.

The meeting, also attended by the Public Security Police Force and Fire Services Bureau, included an exchange of views on procedures to combat emerging crimes, review the effectiveness of existing anti-crime measures to “jointly improve the security environment of casino” and fire safety measures to enhance the ability of operators to respond to sudden fire incidents.

The meeting follows the introduction of multiple enhancements to Macau’s casino security procedures two years ago in the wake of tragic shootings at both Resorts World Manila in the Philippines and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in 2017. New requirements introduced by the DICJ in October 2017 included  permanent metal detectors, a special ops team, increased crisis training of staff and the banning of large bags from gaming floors.

This week’s meeting addressed many of those requirements, with operators told to regularly review the effectiveness of its metal detectors and the professional conduct of its employees, the DICJ said.