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Macau ramps-up security to prevent future incidents

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r the deadly Las Vegas attack, the government of Macau has announced a significant increase in security at the world’s largest casino hub.

Authorities in the Chinese territory have revealed a security ramp-up, unveiling plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training.

Macau has lower chances of getting attacked, said the Director of Judiciary Police Chau Wai Kuong; nevertheless, he warned the Cotai District should remain cautious.

“A simulation of attacks should be conducted in the short term (...) so that the frontline workers of casinos are more skilled in handling emergency incidents,” read the official statement.

Other measures include working alongside casino operators in order to neutralise potential incidents quickly before police arrive on site. Following the announcement, the six operators agreed with the new policies.

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau confirmed operators have already purchased metal detectors and they will shortly be placed at the entrance of casinos. Paul Martins Chan, head of Macau’s gaming regulator, adding that casino operators will train their staff to identify suspicious people.



Picture credit: Macau Daily Times


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