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The Macau Metro Monitor, October 5, 2011

LAWMAKERS REQUEST CLEAR GAMING POLICIES Macau Daily Times

Macau lawmakers are urging the government to disclose when it will remove gaming facilities out of residential neighborhoods, a promise first made in late 2007.  Secretary Tam had said at the time that the government would not grant more licences to lottery houses and slot machine venues in residential areas, explaining that it wanted to “gradually” remove gaming facilities from neighborhoods.  However, almost four years have passed and the government has yet to announce a timetable.

But Tam revealed that the new legal system for the construction and location of casinos, slot machines and lottery houses will be ready in the first half of 2012. “Slot machines and lottery houses are banned in residential buildings and those that already exist will be relocated,” he reassured.

WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO HIRING SINGAPOREANS Today Online

RWS said they have a 13,000-strong workforce; about 70% are locals.  They remain committed to hiring Singaporeans.  MBS said out of the nearly 9,000 team members, nearly 70% are Singaporeans.  In some departments such as entertainment, facilities and security, the percentage of locals is as high as 94%.