Smoking grief rises

The smoking ban that took effect on the first day of the year is creating grief across the industry. Operators, faced with last minute guidelines but not with the “customary” grace period to revamp gaming halls and rosters, are getting fined for non compliance. Employees want to be given the option to work in smoke free areas, albeit with fewer posts available since most activity is still concentrated in the smoking areas. The Chief Executive, Chui Sai On also asked the public for “understanding” in implementing the changes (stay tuned to AGB for more on the issue).