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Macao extends expiring casino concessions for 6 months

Hotel owners expected to step up lobbying against ban on hosting gambling halls

On a per-day basis, Macao casinos in February had their best month since May 2021.    © AP

HONG KONG -- Macao will extend the operating rights of the city's six casino companies by six months until year-end as it revises its gaming law ahead of bidding for new long-term concessions.

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai-nong said on Thursday that the companies have been told they need to request the extension to their operating rights which are now set to expire on June 26, according to public broadcaster TDM.

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