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Smoking Ban is Bad for Casino Business

   It is not just this blog that recognizes that the government-imposed smoking restrictions are bad for casino business.   If the casino operators want to implement smoking restrictions, it is their prerogative and right to implement their own smoking restrictions.   However, the principle of government dictating indoor smoking standards to a private establishment stinks worse than the cigarette smoke.

   Pepe’s Non-Smoking Party Lounge blogs on Atlantic City’s bad smoking policy.   The point to keep in mind is that the business risk of limiting or banning smoking indoors is the right of the business owners and management, not government officials:

Lifting Atlantic City smoking ban doesn’t help smokers

Guess what? Suspending a planned smoking ban in Atlantic City casinosdidn’t help business. Business went down last month in Atlantic City 7.8 percent from 2007. That compares to a year-long drop of 6.7 percent. Lifting the ban didn’t help. Maybe business might’ve dropped more, but then again, maybe it wouldn’t have dropped so much.

 

 

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About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.

Discussion

One thought on “Smoking Ban is Bad for Casino Business

  1. guess again …the smoking restriction of oct 2008 to nov 2008 actually had much better casino revenues than YTD and previous month and post month overall in the city. go check it out on the ccc website. It is a health issue, you moron Kurtz, and yes, if you want your civil rights protected, how about protecting those around the smokers who are being discriminated against for not being afforded the same luxury as every other nj citizen?? Delaware is a great place, no smoking.

    Posted by dan | June 7, 2010, 7:15 pm

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