Crown Resorts to phase out indoor smoking

Crown says it has taken the decision to protect the health and safety of employees and guests.
Crown says it has taken the decision to protect the health and safety of employees and guests.

All of the operator’s Australian casino resorts will eliminate indoor smoking by the end of 2022.

Australia.- Crown Resorts intends to eliminate all indoor smoking at its Australian casino resorts by the end of 2022.

The measure covers Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth, and would primarily impact premium gaming areas, which currently permit smoking in certain areas with the use air filtration technology.

Crown executive chairman Helen Coonan said: “We are committed to responding to community sentiment and expectations regarding smoking.

“The health and safety of our employees, guests and the community are our priority.”

Last week, the government of Western Australia announced a royal commission into Crown Resorts’ suitability to hold a gaming licence in Perth.

A similar decision was taken by the government of Victoria to decide if Crown Resorts is suitable to keep its licence for its Melbourne casino.

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