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This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of eight land-based gaming markets in the Asia-Pacific region, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, of sector themes and key jurisdictional and macro developments including the impact of COVID-19 and the increasing reach and influence of China on the Asia-Pacific sector at large.
As one of the most prominent gambling destinations in the world, Macau has introduced various player protection measures.
As Macau’s casino industry has grown over the past decade, player protection measures have entered into the agenda. Increasing problem gambling awareness among the local population was one of the first actions taken. Davis Fong, the director of the Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming, based within the University of Macau, said that in 2009 gambling awareness stood at 16 percent, while in 2015 it grew to 60 percent.
Although Macau’s gambling industry is based on casinos, other land-based activities are also regulated. Remote gambling is still unregulated and deemed illegal by the DICJ.