THE M3: SJM/MPEL SMOKING TESTS; RWS EXEC FINED; JAPAN

THE MACAU METRO MONITOR, NOVEMBER 8, 2013

SMOKY CASINOS TOLD TO CUT SMOKING AREAS BY 10% Macau Business

According to Health Bureau director Lei Chin Ion, the 16 gaming establishments that failed a second round of tests of the air quality in their smoking area must reduce their smoking areas by 10%.  Lei said they must improve the air quality throughout their premises.  He said the smoking areas might be reduced by January.  Most of the casinos that failed the tests are run under SJM.

Failing casinos: Golden Dragon, StarWorld, Jimei, Emperor Palace, Lan Kwai Fong, Club VIP Legend, Kam Pek, Diamond, Grandview

Failing slot-machine parlours: Mocha Hotel Royal, Mocha Hotel Taipa Square, Mocha Marina Plaza, Mocha Golden Dragon, Mocha Hotel Sintra, Mocha Lan Kwai Fong and Mocha Hotel Taipa Square

RWS SENIOR EXECUTIVE FINED FOR OFFENCES UNDER CASINO CONTROL ACT Channel News Asia

Lim Tze Chean, a RWS senior executive has been fined S$100,000 for breaching the Casino Control Act on three counts.  Chean admitted to one count of providing misleading information to regulators and two counts of destroying the company's log entries.  At the time of the offences, Lim was a vice-president of VIP services at the gaming services department of RWS.  He is currently director of the projects department at RWS.


Between May and July 2011, Lim gave misleading information to the authorities during investigations.  He also destroyed log entries that showed RWS had issued complimentary Universal Studios Singapore tickets to patrons who renewed their annual levies.  Lim is one of three individuals charged in September last year for doing so.

JAPAN'S BIGGEST PROPERTY DEVELOPER TEAMS UP FOR POSSIBLE TOKYO CASINO Reuters

Japan's biggest property developer Mitsui Fudosan Co has joined forces with media firm Fuji Media Holdings and builder Kajima Corp to develop a proposed casino and resort complex in Tokyo.  

The three firms want to build a complex in Odaiba, near Tokyo Bay, that would include a hotel, conference center and a casino.  That plan hinges on the passage of the law and Tokyo being chosen to host a casino. Japan's biggest city is seen as a prime location for an integrated resort, but it is likely to face competition from more than a dozen other locations across the country.  

Mitsui Fudosan, Fuji Media and Kajima all declined to give further details on the project beyond saying that they had submitted a proposal to the government to develop a casino resort as part of a special economic zone.  A group of more than 100 lawmakers, many from the LDP, will meet on Tuesday to finalize plans for an initial bill which they plan to submit during the current parliament session that ends next month.