DECEMBER 13, 2017
Reports of suspicious transactions at Macau casinos were up more than 37 percent year-over-year for the first half of 2017, a rise that mirrors the increase in revenues coming into the territory’s gaming industry.
In total, more than 1,000 cases of suspicious transactions were reported by casino operators, which made up 70 percent of the total of such reports in the city.
These reports mostly cover the kinds of activities that raise red flags in casinos around the world. For instance, the venues may report when gamblers try to convert chips back to cash without playing with them (or with minimal play), or when people attempt to redeem chips or other markets on behalf of a third party.