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Jan 15, 2022 05:50 AM
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Macao Cuts Casino License Tenure, Caps Public Float in New Law

(Bloomberg) — Macao plans to issue a maximum of six casino licenses for terms extending to 13 years and limit the public float of gambling operators as part of much-anticipated legal changes aimed at tightening government oversight of the world’s largest gaming hub.

The licenses will carry a term of 10 years which can be stretched by three years, according to a government briefing Friday. The Macaoadministration also wants to increase the proportion of local ownership in casino firms from the current 10% to 15%.

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