TER 22 DE MAIO DE 2018 - 14:59hs.
After attack in Manila

Macau operators work to guarantee security in casinos

Gaming operators are working closely with Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) in order to guarantee security in Macau’s casinos, following the attack at integrated gaming resort Resorts World Manila early June.

The DICJ has been holding meetings with the six gaming firms currently operating casinos in Macau, to analyse the points that should be improved.

"They [the gaming operators] will collaborate with the DICJ, as well as the Judiciary Police [PJ], and last Monday they already submitted the reports about their present security situation, and we will analyse all these reports.” said Paulo Martins Chan, DICJ director.

The executive said its already been arranged to implement further security measures, as well as more communication between the operators and the PJ. He also anticipated there will be more meetings between the PJ and casino companies.

One of the main casino operators in Macau, Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corp. detailed some of the new security measures to be implemented. "Following the incident at Resorts World Manila, we are on heightened alert. [We have] augmented security personnel further and received additional support from local law enforcement,” the company stated.

The local unit of Macau casino giant Melco is the operator of City of Dreams Manila in Pagcor Entertainment City.

"For the safety of our guests and colleagues which is our paramount concern at all times, strict security measures are implemented around and in our property. We have security presence at every entrance that is also supplemented with metal detectors, X-ray machines and canine support,” Melco said.

The firm said it was conducting pat downs, bag checks and car inspections. It said there were also armed guards at the perimeter of the property, inside the garage, and near or inside entryways. "With our collective efforts, we hope we can all get back to making the Philippines one that its citizens can be proud of and a destination that tourists are fond of,” it added.

Source: GMB / Business.inquirer.net / Macau Daily Times