Macau Government Schedules the Casino License Bidding Process from July 29th to September 14th


The Federal government of Macau has actually revealed that international gaming business would certainly be able to send their bids for brand-new operating permits from July 29th to September 14th.

As revealed by the Chief Executive’s Order No. 136/2022, the new round of public bidding for Macau gambling establishment concessions has actually begun today, July 29th. They will certainly have till mid-September to send their tenders to the proficient authorities.

A maximum of 6 concessions are readied to be given, each for a maximum duration of one decade. As revealed in the main statement, the general public auction is set to be held via a basic open public auction, with the drivers willing to participate expected to submit their quotes by 5:45 PM on September 14th. Furthermore, operators that accept to join the competition has to make certain they are in line with the rest of the conditions specified in the bidding process proposition. They will additionally be expected to offer a monetary assurance of a minimum of MOP10 million.

The existing casino sites in Macau, however, are given no warranty that their operating licenses will be restored. The permits of the 6 incumbent gambling companies in the unique administrative area (SAR)– MGM China, Galaxy Entertainment, Sands China, Wynn Macau, Melco Resorts, and SJM Holdings– are set to end at the end of the year, and also no automatic renewals of their giving ins are to be given by local authorities. This indicates that all six firms would need to take on other international operators willing to increase their presence in the world’s largest gambling hub.

Only Six Casino Concessions to Be Granted by Macau Authorities Following the Bidding Process

The rebidding procedure of Macau’s casino concessionaires is set to take place after the current Covid-19 break out that required gambling establishments to close their doors for 12 successive days. While the gambling enterprises currently returned to operations, the variety of visitors stays reduced while the regional gaming industry is reactivating slowly. Some analysts have actually advised that Macau gambling establishments can expect little to no revenue over the following few months.

The statement for the beginning of the gambling enterprise certificate bidding procedure also keeps in mind that the qualified authorities will certainly take a variety of aspects into factor to consider, such as previous experience in running gambling enterprise video games, perspectives on establishing foreign visitor markets, gambling enterprise management plans, financial investment in pc gaming and also non-gaming projects for the advantage of Macau, social obligation actions and also strategies to avoid unlawful tasks from happening at the gambling enterprise.

Bidders are readied to be examined by an unique committee, which will certainly release its decision on all casino site operating licenses in the fourth quarter of 2022. Ought to an already existing driver fall short to get their license renewed, they are needed to exit the Macau wagering market by the end of the year. At the committee’s interview that occurred on July 28th at the Federal government Head office to reveal even more details about the public tender for Macau’s gaming concessions, authorities cautioned there will certainly be no exceptions.