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Gaming workers union calls for smokers blacklist

2018-04-17

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

2017-10-29

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

2017-03-05

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

2017-02-19

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

2017-02-15

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

2017-02-11

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

2016-11-20

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

2016-10-26

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

2016-10-13

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

2016-09-03

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

2016-06-12

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

2015-11-25

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

2015-10-26

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

2015-09-23

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

2015-09-16

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

2015-09-07

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

2015-08-06

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

2015-07-19

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

2015-07-19

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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