China Cracks Down on Macau - Corruption Currents - WSJ


China’s first anti-corruption crackdown since the national change in leadership has come in Macau, where the government is increasing its scrutiny over the region’s booming casino industry, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The crackdown is targeting Macau’s junket operators, who bankroll high-rolling gamblers and collect the debts in China. Police in mainland China and Macau have detained people from at least three of Macau’s biggest junket operators, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

However, there have been no official allegations of wrongdoing by junket operators, individuals or casinos, the report said.