Gambling funds obtained through illicit card-swiping in Macau are estimated to 12 per cent of mass market turnover. (Image: wikipedia.org/Brenden Brain)
The result of Asia’s imminent crackdown on the use of hand-held card swipers is being felt in Macau, with the Wynn Macau witnessing its biggest market decline since October 2011.
Macau’s casino economy has soared within the final couple of years, so much so that it now eclipses Las Vegas once the gambling money of the world, nevertheless the Chinese government’s unexpected enforcement of a ban on illegal money transfers has investors worried; Wynn Resorts Ltd. fell recently to 8.5 percent at the close in Hong Kong trading, while MGM Asia Holdings Ltd. dropped 8.2 percent for the same period. The Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., meanwhile, fell 7.6 percent, while Sands Asia Ltd. dropped 4.6 per cent, and SJM Holdings Ltd., 6.6 per cent.
Visitors to Macau from the mainland are permitted to bring only 20,000 yuan ($3,200) into the gambling hub that can just withdraw 10,000 yuan per time, per card, from money devices. To swerve the limitations, tourists have the ability to purchase goods from local pawn shops making use of their debit cards and then trade them for neighborhood money with the pawnbroker that is same.
Illegal Card-Swiping Amounts to $6 Billion
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