Only 378 Smoking Rooms Have Been Approved In Macau In Casino
Macau health bureau approved 378 casino requests for entering smoking rooms. This was reported by the news agency macau.
At the same time, another 127 requests from the total – 505, or 25%, – the bureau today left unanswered.
Explaining the fact that not all requests were approved, representatives of the health bureau said that the administration of the relevant casinos did not provide all the necessary documents on time. In addition, according to fire protection, some of them could not eliminate shortcomings in the premises that are planned to be used for these purposes.
«There were also applicants who, on their own initiative, canceled applications for the creation of smoking rooms», – added to the agency.
According to the health bureau, requests are accepted within 90 days, subject to the provision of necessary documents and compliance with the casino to all other requirements.
Smoking in macau’s gambling facilities was for the first time prohibited in 2014, with the exception of specially designated closed zones. In january 2018, this ban was received by the vip-halls, but the casino received an additional year to bring premises in line with. Objects must have permission if the want to smoke customers in the premises.
January 3 in the casino galaxy macau there was a fight when the police officer asked three people to stop smoking in a non-smoking area. At some point, the offer pulled out a gun and made a warning shot. Galaxy entertainment group – one of the operators who did not apply for new halls.
Sjm holdings, grand lisboa and mgm china holdings, mgm cotai are still waiting for approval of their requests. Other objects – sjm, casino lisboa and casino oceanus – also not received permission.
Brokerage company sanford c. Bernstein believees that the casino without smoking rooms, in particular, sjm, lose competitors, it refers to the data on the decline in gross income from games (ggr) in a special administrative area where the ban is introduced.