At the request of local authorities six Macau casinos have enhanced measures to ensure their security after the attack on Resorts World Manila, the Filipino casino. Paulo Martins Chan, Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) reported about this.

“Macau is still a relatively safe environment. The casino will strengthen security measures, and streamline work between gambling operators and the judicial police. All operators are interested in cooperation with DICJ and the judicial police”, DICJ head said.

Despite the official’s assurances as for the Macao security, according to the local police, the gambling-related crime level increased by 15% in the first quarter of 2017compared to the same period last year. In total, gambling-related 432 crimes have been recorded.

PAGCOR, the Philippine gambling regulator, has suspended the license of Resorts World Manila for the investigation period of the attack at the gambling complex. The statement published on the regulator’s website emphasized that Resorts World Manila “must cease gambling operations until the end of the police investigation, as well as until the final PAGCOR decision regarding the responsibility of the casino for what had happened.”

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