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Atlantic City casinos prepare for smoking ban

The casinos in Atlantic City are preparing for the smoking ban, some completely forbidding smoking at the casino.

Atlantic City casinos prepare for smoking ban Many of the Atlantic City casinos are preparing to comply with the new smoking laws, while others are completely banning smoking in their casinos. The City Council in Atlantic City had been set to ban smoking in all the casinos earlier this year, but fear of loosing revenues and jobs led to a compromise law - 75% of the casino floor in Atlantic City should be non-smoking next year. Physical barriers and adequate ventilation for the smoking areas in the casinos are required under the new law.

 Harrah's, Bally, Caesars, Tropicana Casino and Resort, and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will comply with the law by building separate smoking lounges, which means that the current gaming floors of the casinos will be completely smoke-free. Patrons willing to smoke at the casinos will have to visit of of the separate gambling lounges. Resorts Atlantic City and the Hilton Casino Resort will also build smoking lounges, but in addition there will be one slots area and one table games area at each casino for the smokers. The rest of the Atlantic City casinos have not made their plans official yet.

Published on 09/16/2007

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