The Macau Metro Monitor, April 19, 2011
LEGISLATURE APPROVES SMOKING BILL Macau Daily Times
As expected, the tobacco bill passed the final reading. Ng Kuok Cheong, Au Kam San, Chan Wai Chi, José Pereira Coutinho, Ho Ion Sang voted against the partial smoking ban in casinos. They believed that casinos should be subject to a complete smoking ban. The smoking law will be enacted on January 1, 2012, while casinos will be required to build a smoking area with a size not larger than 50% of total public area by January 1, 2013.
MGM MACAU CLOSER TO HONG KONG LISTING: REPORT macaubusiness.com
According to The Standard, MGM Macau's listing hearing is scheduled for April 28.
AERL TO OPERATE VIP ROOM AT GALAXY MACAU macaubusiness.com
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. will operate a VIP room with 12 tables at Galaxy Macau on May 15. AERL already operates three VIP rooms in Macau, at MGM Macau, StarWorld and The Venetian.