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Old 06-30-2010, 11:37 PM   #41
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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.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:54 AM   #42
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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.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:15 PM   #43
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I can't stand going to a casino. I'd rather have a root canal. Or two. When I walk into a casino, the stench of stale cigarette smoke makes me gag, the cacophony of flashing lights and inane electronic sounds are enough to make me catatonic, and watching the chainsmoking zombies perched at the slot machines or hunched over the blackjack tables depresses me. Casinos are funded by losers, not winners-glittering shrines built on shattered hopes, and all the crap that goes along with it. Everyone looks so hopeless-

But, maybe that's just me.

No, its not just you. +1, here. I can't stand Vegas for this exact reason. My megacorp is actually banning smoking anywhere on our property starting this fall - even outdoors. Woo hoo!!!

And to the people who say the "modern" casinos are better - no, I've been to the newer ones, they stink almost as bad. If you're from a state that has banned smoking indoors, you notice the difference immediately. I am more of an outdoors person so even if they had non-smoking casinos I wouldnt' be interested anyway.
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