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Fourth Colorado casino with smoking ticket

Fourth Colorado casino with smoking ticket The Gold Rush Casino in Cripple Creek, CO, became the fourth casino to receive a ticket for allowing smoking in the gambling facility. According to the recently passed anti-smoking law in the state, casinos are banned from allowing smoking on the gambling floor, but the management have obviously found something they thought it was an loophole in the law. The Colorado smoking law allows cigar bars to permit indoors smoking -  it also says establishments selling more than $50,000 in tobacco sales a year may legally call themselves a tobacco bar. The casinos claim that they sell enough tobacco to meet this requirement and offers "Cigar Bars" on their premises.

 The local police apparently did not see the law in this light and has written tickets to Double Eagle Casino, Bronco Billy's, Midnight Rose Casino and now the Gold Rush Casino. All four of casinos are facing $200 fines, while the law allows for multiple tickets to be issued to violators. The first ticket is $200, the second is $300 and the third is $500, with every ticket thereafter set at five hundred dollars.

 Published on 07/14/2008

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