THE MACAU METRO MONITOR, DECEMBER 19, 2013
MGM CHINA BOSS CALLS FOR BALANCE ON SMOKING ISSUE Macau Business
MGM China CEO Grant Bowie has called for a balanced agreement on smoking in casinos. “Clearly a number of our customers want to smoke. I think the education of the smokers and the ability for the smokers to be part of the solution is important.” The six casino operators have petitioned the government to scrap casino smoking zones and replace them with smoking rooms without slot machines or gaming tables. Bowie added that MGM China was considering investment opportunities on Hengqin Island, but had yet to decide whether to take any.
MACAU CPI DSEC
Consumer Price Index for November 2013 increased 5.78% YoY and 0.52% MoM.