casino with smoking ticket
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.