At least five Chinese-owned hotels on the Chinese holiday island Hainan are pushing to offer prize-oriented table games in their converted ballrooms.
Known as Entertainment Bars, players would spend real money plating baccarat but would be rewarded with points which can be redeemed at shops and restaurants within the hotel.
Ben Lee, Managing Partner at consultancy iGamiX declared in a statement for Bloomberg: “From our conversations with people on the ground, they are positively excited about the changes that appear to be coming through soon. Entertainment bars would undoubtedly draw mainlanders who have never been overseas to try gaming. We may see more interesting developments in the next five to ten years.”