Originally Posted by Tesaje
I have little interest in casinos. Places thick with smokers tend to chase away non-smokers so they have a disporporant number of smokers. Various places have forced bars to ban smoking and the bars protested loudly that they would go out of business. Invariably, they gained business because all those non-smokers started to come in when they avoided bars because of the smoke. The smokers continued to come too and just went outside to smoke like they have to everywhere else.
I agree Tesaje. I think some business owners may be justs short sighted and don't understand how to take the long view. The uncertainty is too frightening.
Interestingly enough, I have an uncle who worked in bars during the 70s and 80s and he is convinced that the drinking and driving laws have ruined the bar and restaurant industry.
Pretty funny stuff. It seems to me that even in the middle of a recession, smoking bans, and strict drinking and driving laws, the industry keeps chugging along.