In the Grand Lisboa casinos will be available rooms for smoking

31 December 2018

Casino Grand Lisboa, managed by SJM Holdings Ltd, has applied for the installation of smoking rooms that meet the improved standards.

The updated list, published by the Macau Health Bureau, indicates that 31 casinos have requested permission to install a total of 467 smoking rooms.

According to the latest data, Taipa Square casino, Grand Dragon Casino and Golden Dragon, managed by the Golden Dragon group, have also submitted relevant applications.

The Golden Dragon gambling facility is licensed by SJM Holdings, and Grand Dragon on Taipa uses the permission of the operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd.

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As of December 26, the Macau authorities have approved a total of 272 smoking rooms, meeting more stringent standards, in 18 city casinos.

The last list contains no other properties owned by third parties but licensed by SJM Holdings: Eastern Casino, Grandview Casino, Macau Jockey Club Casino, located at the Macau Roosevelt Hotel, and Royal Dragon Casino.

Mentioned institutions licensed by SJM Holdings are among the 16 Macau gaming halls that did not have time to submit their request. This list also contains seven Mocha gaming halls, controlled by Melco Resorts and Entertainment, but this is because the campaign decided to completely quit smoking in their establishments.

All Macau casinos that want to give customers the opportunity to smoke in a gambling establishment must apply for permission from local authorities. New smoking rooms must meet higher standards. Namely: they must be equipped with appliances that clean the air more efficiently. From January 1, only authorized superior rooms will be open.

The health bureau said it would consider requests for permits to place smoking premises submitted after the deadline (September 28), but will only begin to evaluate them next year.

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