SYDNEY, Australia--(www.luckynuggetcasino.com/au/ today. Star Casino’s high roller room will remain untouched by the ban along with similar establishments elsewhere in Australia.)--High rollers can continue to smoke in Sydney’s Star Casino, bucking the nationwide ban on smoking in public places confirms
Australia is in the process of pushing through tough new smoking laws. The first has seen smoking packets removed of all ads and displays. To follow are bans on smoking in playgrounds, public sports grounds, swimming pools, transport stops, entrances to public buildings and outdoor dining areas.
Some political parties, including the Greens, had demanded that casino’s high roller rooms be included in the existing ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. They claimed staff working in these rooms would be exposed to smoke and that this was intolerable. But in voting on the matter in NSW, Government led to a continuation of the exception to the rule for high roller rooms. Star Casino has assured MPs staff are not forced to work in the high roller rooms, rather they are volunteers and there is actually a waiting list of staff waiting to work in these rooms.
These high roller rooms attract top players from throughout Australasia and their money has been deemed vital to the growing Australian economy. Additionally, there were local fears that installing a ban in Sydney’s Star Casino would leave it at a disadvantage to its competitors in other states.
However, if a bill is drafted to cover the entire country it is likely to get through. Only when all Australian casinos and their high roller rooms are covered under a ban on smoking will a bill have any chance of getting through parliament.
Alternative options for Sydneysiders to gambling in Star Casino include online gambling sites such as Lucky Nugget – licensed and regulated.