Macau Online Gambling: Is it the Final Frontier?
Online Gaming in Macau
Online gambling falls into a sort of grey area in Macau. Officially, only the Macau Jockey Club offers legally sanctioned online betting. Bettors can wager on horse racing, greyhounds, as well as football and basketball through the club.
Unofficially, online gambling is all over the place on the island. While not illegal, it’s unregulated and can be less than reliable. Remember, all forms of sports betting are illegal on the Mainland and Chinese authorities regularly conduct raid on suspected betting operations serving Mainlanders. It’s expected that regulation of some kind is in the works, but when it will happen is another question entirely.
Should online gambling open up to Mainland Chinese, expect the Macau Jockey Club to be the leading brand.