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US casino boss challenges Spain’s smoking ban

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5598 (Published 13 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5598
  1. Aser García Rada
  1. 1Madrid

A US gambling magnate is challenging Spain’s laws banning smoking in enclosed public spaces by demanding that tobacco consumption be allowed in the casino that he plans to build in Madrid. It is predicted to be the largest gambling resort in Europe.

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, a Nevada based casino and resort operating company, and the 12th richest American according to the Forbes list, announced his latest project earlier this year. It was promptly dubbed EuroVegas, because …

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