Originally Posted on Sunday Nov 1 0:00:00 GMT 2009
Reports that a smoking ban in New Zealand and Australian casinos will greatly affect revenue within the casinos could be good news for online casinos.
The ban which starts on January 2 in Australia is expected to cut revenue within the casinos by 10 – 15%.
This is already apparent in New Zealand where the smoking ban is already in force and casinos have seen a drop in their revenue of 10 – 12%.
Although measures are being taken, such as refurbishment and general improvement of facilities for gamblers, to raise the revenue within the casinos, progress has been slow.
There seems to have been no corresponding drop in the number of people using online gambling sites in New Zealand. In fact numbers of people using the sites is expected to continue to grow.