Macau casinos push for separate smoking rooms

    Macau’s casinos would like to establish smoking rooms, without gaming facilities inside, much in the way airport lounges provide space for smokers, local media said. The Health Bureau said it received a petition from the six casino concessionaires and sub-concessionaires asking for the changes. It now plans to hold talks with the gaming regulator and seek a legal opinion on the matter. However, Health Bureau director Lei Chin Ion indicated support for the idea, telling local reporters, that in this way “most of the casinos’ gaming areas would be smoke free.”