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Gaming workers union calls for smokers blacklist


A local gaming workers association has submitted a petition for the Macau government to set up a ‘blacklist’ for gamblers who illegally smoke in c

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Legislator demands 24/7 smoking inspectors


A Macau legislator is pushing the government to appoint permanent inspectors in gaming areas to prevent infringements of the smoking law, Macau Busine

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Majority in favor of smoking ban: New survey


Around 68.7 percent of respondents to a new survey by the Macau Gaming Enterprises Staff Association have expressed their desire to work in smoke free

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Tobacco Control Office mulls smoking lounge standards


The Health Bureau’s Tobacco Control Office is considering new standards for smoking lounges as proposed by the city’s gaming concessionaires, Maca

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Smoking lounges here to stay: Govt


The Macau government has reportedly proposed amendments to the smoking bill which would allow the establishment of smoking lounges in the city’s cas

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Venues should be penalized: Health groups


Macau health groups are calling for new anti-smoking laws which would see venues penalized for allowing people to smoke indoors, Macau TDM reports. Ta

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Sands and MGM not guilty of smoking law violation


Sands China and MGM China have been cleared from alleged violations of Macau’s anti-smoking law, local media reports. In August, the Health Bureau i

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Macau smoking bill to be nailed by August 2017


The Committee behind Macau’s proposed universal smoking ban has promised that a final decision on the ban would be made by the end of this tenure of

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Philippines to sign off on public smoking ban


Philippines is set to roll out a nationwide public smoking ban as early as next month, local media reports. The regulation to be signed by Philippine

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Macau staff union urges smoking ban enforcement


A Macau casino labor union has petitioned the government to strengthen the enforcement of its smoking ban in gaming venues, local media reports. The p

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Philippine operators to appeal smoking and liquor ban


Philippines’ casino operators will soon be appealing to president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to exempt their businesses from a public smoking and liquor

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Best Sunshine says it's in compliance with anti-smoking law


VIP gaming investor Best Sunshine said it is within the anti-smoking law at its Saipan casino due to the law stating that smoking is not regulated in

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Authorities probe Wynn Macau over smoking violations


Macau authorities are looking into allegations that Wynn Macau breached smoking rules after 70 of the casino’s employees went on strike to protest a

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Macau government publishes smoking ban impact estimate


Macau’s health department is forecasting that gross gaming revenue will decline 2.7 percent to 4.6 percent in the event of a total smoking ban in Ma

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Smoking restrictions unlikely until late 2016 or early 2017


Sterne Agee says based on checks with two active and one former Macau Assembly members, additional smoking restrictions are unlikely to be implemented

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Nearly 300 people fined for smoking in Macau casinos


During the first eight months of the year, a total of 301 inspections had been jointly carried out in casinos by the Health and the Gaming Inspection

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Government open minded on smoking lounges in casinos


The Macau government has relaxed its resolute tone on a full smoking ban in casinos, after the secretary for social affairs said the government would

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VIP baccarat down 42.2 percent in 15Q2


Gaming revenue from baccarat played by VIPs in Macau decreased 42.2 percent in 15Q2 to MOP31.57 billion year-on-year, according to official data. The

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Macau junkets threaten to quit over smoking ban


The Macau Junket Operators Association threatened that its members would quit Macau if the industry’s falling revenues from the VIP sector are made

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