DICJ licenses 126 junket operators for this year

A total of 126 VIP promoters have been licensed by the Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) this year, according to yesterday’s Official Gazette. The number, compared to 141 licensed junket operators as of January last year, represents a decrease of 10.6 per cent. Of these licensed junket operators this year, 110 are companies and 16 are individuals. The local gaming regulator updates the list of the city’s gaming promoters at end-January each year. Over the weekend, the director of DICJ, Paulo Martins Chan, said the reasons for the denials of some license renewals were due to the failure of their accounts meeting requirements, adding that the regulator would carry out special audits on the accounts of other VIP operators following the Chinese New Year.