Corporate bits | Sands China holds responsible gaming activities

Sands China’s Responsible Gaming 2018 activities began in October, with the company’s internal campaign lasting until December. The promotion seeks to foster responsible gaming practices and to continue increasing team members’ awareness of problem gambling.

The Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office, YMCA Macau, Associação de Juventude Voluntária de Macau (AJVM) and the Gaming Employees’ Home held roadshows between October 10 to 31 at Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, Sands Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. 

The roadshows helped team members learn more about the organisations’ responsible gaming services, including Sheng Kung Hui’s 24-hour gambling counselling hotline and its online gambling counselling services, as cited in a press release issued by the gaming operator.

These roadshows aim to enhance team members’ awareness of responsible gaming and to encourage those dealing with gambling disorders to seek help as soon as possible. The roadshows also included responsible gaming- related games and activities for team members.

Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – advogados signs cooperation agreement with UCP

Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados signed a cooperation agreement yesterday with Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), which includes, among other areas, teaching collaboration in undergraduate programs and seminars, internships, scholarships, excellence prizes, the promotion of academic programs, specialized legal courses and the promotion of conferences.

Through this protocol, the new course “Law of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR)” started last September. The course is chaired by Professor Jorge Pereira da Silva, Dean of Católica Lisbon School of Law, and by lawyers Frederico Rato, Pedro Cortés and Óscar Alberto Madureira, as well as by Beatriz Madureira.

The subject aims to provide students with knowledge of basic concepts of Macau Law, serving as preparation for those who intend to pursue their professional activity in Macau. The course will focus on the areas of Public Law – in particular, Constitutional Law – as well as Civil, Criminal, Commercial and Labour Law. In the second semester, students can also attend a course on Gaming Law, which aims to teach them about this core and undeniably important sector of Macau’s economy.

Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados was established in Macau more than 30 years ago and is the only Macau office present in mainland China (Hengqin), having, since last year, a Portuguese office in Lisbon. As part of its strategic plan, it intends to open offices in Hong Kong, East Timor and Brazil.

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