The management team at a London casino has figured out how to get around the government’s no-smoking rules. The Park Lane Casino at the Hilton Hotel will add gaming tables on the roof so gamblers can smoke while they play.
“Many of our clients come from countries where smoking bans do not apply,” David Mills, the hotel’s operations director, told the London Daily Mail. “We want to provide them with a relaxing and enjoyable experience.”
“It’s no secret that casinos have been looking for ways to get around the smoking ban since it was introduced in 2007,” an unnamed source told the Mail, “and this is one of the solutions they have come up with.”
Gaming tables will be placed on the rooftop terrace so roulette, blackjack, baccarat and 3 Card Poker can be played under the stars, reported the Danil News.
The Park Lane Casino, which opened at the Hilton in November, attracts many high rollers, including a large number of players from the Middle East. Membership costs £1,000 (US$1,480) a year. The rooftop garden-cum-casino opened in April.