Sustainable luxury By Muhammad Cohen, Inside Asian Gaming January 9, 2020 at 6:50 pm Casinos going green means much more than taking bets in US dollars. Integrated resorts, long regarded as bastions of extravagance, even profligacy, increasingly focus on environmental sustainability, commonly defined as meeting current needs without sacrificing the ability to meet similar needs in the future. Macau IR operators are perched at the leading edge of the sustainability drive. “Luxury and sustainability can go together, they don’t have to be mutually exclusive,” Wynn Macau Vice President for Sustainability Rishi Tirupari says. “My goal is to give guests a sustainable option, not to take something away. Find a way to enhance their stay and make it sustainable: that’s a win-win. That’s the kind of solutions I’m looking for.” Customer demand reinforces Macau sustainability efforts. “From what I see, there’s a shift in guest perceptions,” Tirupari says.