Adelson Tells Spanish PM No Smoking, No Eurovegas
Key Takeaways
  • Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson has told the Spanish Prime Minister that anti-smoking laws must be relaxed or the Eurovegas project will not go ahead.
  • The socialist opposition leader Thomas Gomez said that he believes the company now prefers Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam as the location for the project.

Sheldon Adelson has told the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy that the Eurovegas project will be cancelled if smoking is not allowed in the new casinos.

The report on Spanish website Poker10 says that Rajoy is opposed to a relaxation of Spanish anti-smoking laws. It suggests that Adelson’s hardline position may indicate a softening of his commitment to the project after Madrid failed to win the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Leader of the socialist opposition, Thomas Gomez, has said he believes that the failure of the bid has convinced the Las Vegas Sands to prefer locating the Eurovegas project in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.