Smoking ban yet to impact Macau casino revenues


Average Daily Table Revenue (ADTR) was USD 99.9 million last week, which is below the first two weeks of the month, but expected due to the pre-Chinese New Year timing. The partial smoking ban allows casinos to have smoking areas in up to 50% of the gaming floor area, though the rules do not stipulate the minimum number of slots and tables to be included in smoking and non-smoking areas. Since January 1st 2013, 9000 people have been fined for smoking in public areas.