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Atlantic City casinos 3/4 smoke free

Today all the casinos in Atlantic City became officially 75% smoke-free.

No smoking in NJ casinosExactly one year after a complete ban on smoking in restaurants and indoor buildings in New Jersey, now the ban on smoking is in effect in the casinos, as well. The new law restricted smoking in AC casinos in no more than 25% of the casino floor.

Initially, the law was supposed to forbid smoking in the casinos entirely, but met strong opposition from the industry, fearing the lost of at least 20% of it customer base. The law was modified to include 1/4 of the casino floor for smokers. Eventually, the casinos will have to screen the smoking section from the rest of the floor, and employ the use of air-conditioning units to draw the smoke out as soon as possible. The plans for the smoker sections of each of the 11 casinos in Atlantic City need to be submitted to the state by the 15th of September, and when approved, have to be started within 90 days from the approval.

The overall feeling is that both smokers and non-smokers are satisfied with the new requirements, and it will be business as usual for the NJ casinos.


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