Two casinos in Spain have begun offering open-air gaming to smokers.
DingNews reports that the casinos of Valencia and Monte Picayo have each prepared terraces with two gaming tables and a dozen machines, plus a bar. The terraces are the only places where guests may smoke while playing. Both properties belong to the Cirsa group.
The new offering opened on August 1 and will be available through the early autumn, weather permitting. The Valencia region casino terraces are expected to welcome 4,000 visitors a month.
The new arrangement was made possible by a change to the Valencia casino regulations. Casinos in all of Spain saw a drop in revenue of 6.7 percent in 2010, according to Yogonet.
Casino Cirsa Valencia has a patio of 140 square meters fitted with two American roulette tables and twelve state-of-the-art slot machines from manufacturers Atronic, Novomatic, Unidesa and Williams. The Paradise Terrace bar has seating for 24 and offers a view of the city.
The terrace of Casino Cirsa Monte Picayo has one roulette table and one reversible blackjack-casino poker table. The twelve slot machines consist of six different models, primarily from Unidesa and Williams.