Macau's government fights illegal online gambling sites

22 November 2018

Police have asked web hosting companies to assist in blocking 237 online resources that do not comply with local laws.

The Chinese city of Macau has become one of the largest centers of gambling in the world. However, in order to support a promising and profitable business, the authorities must constantly monitor unlicensed gambling companies in order to eliminate them as soon as possible and prevent revenue losses.

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Macau police asked web hosting companies to help block 237 illegal sites. According to Security Secretary Wong Sio Chuck, currently 130 resources belonging to unlicensed gambling companies have already been blocked or deleted. He explained that their existence causes significant damage to international tourism and the reputation of gambling brands.

One of these companies is Grand Lisboa and Venetian, whose brands used gambling sites without government approval. Secretary Wong explained that the judicial police investigated and instructed web companies to block these resources.

In addition, according to government representatives, the authorities are preparing new legislation, its goal is to prevent illegal operators from sending text messages through illegal telecommunications equipment - a common method of mass marketing used by companies.

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