Macau’s wellness Bureau desires to decrease the harmful effects of tobacco smoke on patrons and employees inside casinos, and the agency’s public crusade isn’t a bunch of smoke and mirrors.
Gambling enterprises in Macau are smoke-free, but resorts want to keep VIP spaces lit and retain smoking that is indoor for patrons.
The Special Administrative Region associated with individuals Republic of China is working alongside the city’s six casino that is major to determine the most readily useful regulations regarding smoking lounges. Since 2013, smoking has been banned inside casinos, except in designated areas and special VIP rooms.
Casinos want to keep it that way, but the Health Bureau is expected to suggest to the government that VIP smoking rooms be banned, too.
Macau outlawed smoking at all indoor places that are public July of 2015, but as gaming revenue disappeared due to China’s crackdown on VIP junket operators, the city was reducing its cigarette smoking stance for casinos.
The Health Bureau is working directly with Galaxy Entertainment, Melco Crown, MGM China, Sands China, SJM Holdings, and Wynn Macau in finding common ground to better protect patrons and employees from harmful smoke, whilst also giving gamblers who would like to light a space up to take action without exiting the house.
‘We have basically reached opinion regarding the major directions,’ Health Bureau Director