Adelson Tells Spanish PM No Smoking, No Eurovegas

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.