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  • uncleho931 uncleho931 Jan 7, 2013 4:38 PM Flag

    63 smoking tickets issued, 36 mainlanders, HK a dozen,,,

    First 6 days in 44 casinos, ~half were mainlanders.
    Venetian is the most complaint with 50% area designated.

    All in all, the political motive behind this 'health' issue is still unknown.
    Most likely unionists are behind this.
    Maybe anti-China sentiments is running higher again. Some extremist Macanese consider themselves more superior. There have been sporadic incidents. One of which was a city bus driver got into a fist fight with mainlanders passengers. He was fired.

    Sheldon has a valid reason to discourage union in his premises.
    He takes care of his workers, and is very annoyed to be told by middlemen union.
    He specifically demanded Spain to do away no smoking law.
    yet now in Macau, no smoking law got hooked.

    From all reports, business will not be affected. But, it's a nuisance.
    ESP for Chinese, knowing Chinese in Macau cannot get along with their cousins from mainland.
    (Big deal that they were colonized by European, pariah Portuguese.)

    Sentiment: Hold

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