Casinos in Macau have been considering to implementing a ban that would prevent employees from visiting casinos when they are not on the clock, a move that is similar to one seen in other countries. The latest option would be to conduct random checks on personnel, instead of facial Recognition, which had previously been suggested.
The decision has come after following a meeting of the Macau Standing Committee, which was convened to discuss the ban and its implementation. Lawmakers are Said to be discussing the possibility of employing a dedicated inspector to conduct random checks on Casino Staff.
The inspector or inspectors, would be appointed by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, the agency that regulates casinos, and would be responsible with conducting random checks at Casinos throughout the city. The individual would be required to file a report on any worker that is found to be in violation of the ban, if and when its enforced.
First Standing Committee Chairman Ho Lon Sang indicated that third party reports will also be accepted. He also said that there will be a 24 hour telephone hotline service will be available.
The ban is expected to be considered by the city’s legislative assembly this December. If accepted, it would cover approximately 54,000 casino workers across Macau and is designed to prevent them from being over exposed to Gambling. The ban will cover floor employees, cashiers, food and beverage, security and cleaning staff.