Atlantic City casinos must enforce no-smoking laws

May 16, 2011 Full story: Courier News 307

Recent reports show Atlantic City's 11 casinos often fail to enforce New Jersey's anti-smoking laws.

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When will AC learn

Atlanta, GA

#1 May 17, 2011
AC won't wake up until all the gamblers are gone. Nobody wants to be around smoke anymore, except if you are one of the few addicted smokers left in this world.
I haven't been back since they screwed the non-smokers. AC got our hopes up and changed their minds before the smoking bans even had a chance.

Their loss, I enjoy Maryland and Delaware Casinos that are 100% smoke free. And they are busy and packed with people.
just candid

AOL

#2 May 17, 2011
They may never learn. Remember, smokers are said to have lower IQs than non smokers.
Freedom Fighter

Brooklyn, NY

#3 May 17, 2011
When will AC learn wrote:
AC won't wake up until all the gamblers are gone. Nobody wants to be around smoke anymore, except if you are one of the few addicted smokers left in this world.
I haven't been back since they screwed the non-smokers. AC got our hopes up and changed their minds before the smoking bans even had a chance.
Their loss, I enjoy Maryland and Delaware Casinos that are 100% smoke free. And they are busy and packed with people.
Then why is it that the PA casinos are taking in far more than NJ, maryland and Delaware and PA casinos are 50% smoking??????????

The PA casino commission monitored ALL the slot machines in PA and found that the smoking sections were getting up to 180% MORE play than the non-smoking sections and that is why they were permitted to go from 25% to 50% smoking...
Gurr Dog

Glen Burnie, MD

#4 May 17, 2011
Maryland and Delaware casinos rock no more second hand smoke. You don't have to worry about the person next to you trying to hide those nasty cigarettes in the bottom of the slot machines what fools.
TruthBeTold

Farmington, MI

#5 May 17, 2011
Smoking and smokers stink
Smoker

Frederick, MD

#6 May 17, 2011
TruthBeTold stinks.
TruthBeTold

Farmington, MI

#7 May 17, 2011
Smoker wrote:
TruthBeTold stinks.
Nice comeback, stink stick! lmao
NoSmokieNearMe

AOL

#8 May 17, 2011
Freedom Fighter wrote:
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Then why is it that the PA casinos are taking in far more than NJ, maryland and Delaware and PA casinos are 50% smoking??????????
The PA casino commission monitored ALL the slot machines in PA and found that the smoking sections were getting up to 180% MORE play than the non-smoking sections and that is why they were permitted to go from 25% to 50% smoking...
Could it be that PA is filled with low life day tripping poor smokers looking for a place indoors to smoke. They throw their 20 bucks in a machine get out of their trailers for a few hours and are happy as clams the normal people from PA are elsewhere.
john s

Massapequa, NY

#9 May 18, 2011
just candid wrote:
They may never learn. Remember, smokers are said to have lower IQs than non smokers.
Not in your case
Freedom Fighter

Brooklyn, NY

#10 May 18, 2011
NoSmokieNearMe wrote:
<quoted text>Could it be that PA is filled with low life day tripping poor smokers looking for a place indoors to smoke. They throw their 20 bucks in a machine get out of their trailers for a few hours and are happy as clams the normal people from PA are elsewhere.
ONLY you would know where the low lives hang out.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#11 May 18, 2011
Freedom Fighter wrote:
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ONLY you would know where the low lives hang out.
How's it going in your fight with freedom?
NoSmokieNearMe

AOL

#12 May 18, 2011
Freedom Fighter wrote:
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ONLY you would know where the low lives hang out.
you hang out there and you are a low life.......... stop fighting to take away freedom from the majority so the addicted minority can stink up the world.
Freedom Fighter

Brooklyn, NY

#13 May 18, 2011
NoSmokieNearMe wrote:
<quoted text>you hang out there and you are a low life.......... stop fighting to take away freedom from the majority so the addicted minority can stink up the world.
REMEMBER freedoms are to be shared. Freedom of speech does not mean you must speak, and no one has to listen. What I am saying is smoking bans are GREAT in the right places. BUT NOT EVERYWHERE, there should also be places where smokers can gather and enjoy the freedom of having a smoke. unless you want to make smoking illegal. It may be better if they did it would make cigarettes cheaper for the smoker. With the price of cigarettes being over $8 a pack you can buy marijuana cheaper.. and now they want to make medical marijuana legal. stop by San Fransisco and you will find everyone and his brother has medical marijuana, its a joke..
NoSmokieNearMe

AOL

#14 May 18, 2011
Freedom Fighter wrote:
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REMEMBER freedoms are to be shared. Freedom of speech does not mean you must speak, and no one has to listen. What I am saying is smoking bans are GREAT in the right places. BUT NOT EVERYWHERE, there should also be places where smokers can gather and enjoy the freedom of having a smoke. unless you want to make smoking illegal. It may be better if they did it would make cigarettes cheaper for the smoker. With the price of cigarettes being over $8 a pack you can buy marijuana cheaper.. and now they want to make medical marijuana legal. stop by San Fransisco and you will find everyone and his brother has medical marijuana, its a joke..
No one is telling smokers not to smoke, if they want to kill themselves with their habit let them. They should not smoke in places that are put aside as non smoking such as non smoking areas in casinos let the smokers stick to smoking areas. Problem is the smokers will not do this they want every inch of every venue to smoke in that is denying my rights. As for medical Marijauna, do you have it because it is not that easy to get. Not every person has it. Those that do have it for medical reasons, what they do with it once they get it is problem for the police if they are giving it away. Its just like people selling prescription drugs, they do and its illegal but its a very low life person that would do it.
NoSmokieNearMe

AOL

#15 May 18, 2011
Freedom Fighter wrote:
<quoted text>
REMEMBER freedoms are to be shared. Freedom of speech does not mean you must speak, and no one has to listen. What I am saying is smoking bans are GREAT in the right places. BUT NOT EVERYWHERE, there should also be places where smokers can gather and enjoy the freedom of having a smoke. unless you want to make smoking illegal. It may be better if they did it would make cigarettes cheaper for the smoker. With the price of cigarettes being over $8 a pack you can buy marijuana cheaper.. and now they want to make medical marijuana legal. stop by San Fransisco and you will find everyone and his brother has medical marijuana, its a joke..
By the way i was in SF last week and did not smell any marijauna anywhere. Im sure some that get it abuse it but its not a joke there are some that need it badly. Did you ever see a person after Chemotherapy throwing their guts up the medical marijauna they get can be in liquid form or pill form not all of it is smokeable. The marijauna is something that helps them would you want to take away their freedom of having a few hours of not vomiting. Would you want to take away the freedom of a person with Glaucoma being able to see their grandchildren because they have the medical marijauna. Cigarettes are not the same as something used for medicinal purposes. There is no purpose for cigarettes other than an addiction. Like I say smoke if you want but do not take away my freedom to breathe.
just candid

AOL

#16 May 19, 2011
NoSmokieNearMe wrote:
<quoted text>Could it be that PA is filled with low life day tripping poor smokers looking for a place indoors to smoke. They throw their 20 bucks in a machine get out of their trailers for a few hours and are happy as clams the normal people from PA are elsewhere.
I agree they are filled with people with low income and net worth people but most are not low life, they are just week willed and unable to break their addiction. Many smokers can't afford to smoke, much less spend their modest income gambling.
Smoke Free Casinos

Atlanta, GA

#17 May 19, 2011
Freedom Fighter wrote:
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REMEMBER freedoms are to be shared. Freedom of speech does not mean you must speak, and no one has to listen. What I am saying is smoking bans are GREAT in the right places. BUT NOT EVERYWHERE, there should also be places where smokers can gather and enjoy the freedom of having a smoke.
There is a place for all smokers to enjoy their habit, OUTSIDE and away from others. It's easy!!!
What about the freedom of the non-smokers? Why should we have to breathe the smoke or stay home? That isn't FREEDOM!

When the Atlantic City Casinos were forced by the AC City Council to go 75% non smoking the Casinos were A-holes about it and rubbed it in the city councils faces. The city council was too stupid to make the law clear and the casino lawyers picked it apart and made the city council look like the fools that they really are. The city council figured that the Casinos would make play by the intent of the 75% smoke free law.
Fat Chance! The Borgata for instance made two row of slots smoke free and then one row of slots smoking, one side of the table games smoke free and the other non-smoking. Ignorant smokers still walking wherever they please and no concern what-so-ever for the non-smoking patrons or employees. No enforcement by security.

HOW DO YOU CONTROL WHERE THE SMOKE GOES? No HVAC system in the world would filter the smoke out. It wouldn't be cost effective for any casino.

The non-smokers said the hell with Atlantic City and go to Delaware Casinos now with table games and the NY Slot parlors.

The smokers are still pissed they can't smoke in 100% of the casino and they don't go as often too.

Atlantic City better wake up, it's not the 1970's anymore and there are as many smokers left in the world (with money).

Atlantic City should make it an honest 75% non-smoking area and not the JOKE they have now by installing glass walls and enforcing the 75% non-smoking. Or better yet make it 100% smoke free and protect all patrons and most important THE EMPLOYEES.

The road AC is on today, many of the casinos will close. They need to get out of the 1970's and realize 80% of the population DOESN'T SMOKE anymore. Heellllllllooooooo!!!!
Freedom Fighter

Brooklyn, NY

#18 May 19, 2011
Smoke Free Casinos wrote:
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There is a place for all smokers to enjoy their habit, OUTSIDE and away from others. It's easy!!!
What about the freedom of the non-smokers? Why should we have to breathe the smoke or stay home? That isn't FREEDOM!
When the Atlantic City Casinos were forced by the AC City Council to go 75% non smoking the Casinos were A-holes about it and rubbed it in the city councils faces. The city council was too stupid to make the law clear and the casino lawyers picked it apart and made the city council look like the fools that they really are. The city council figured that the Casinos would make play by the intent of the 75% smoke free law.
Fat Chance! The Borgata for instance made two row of slots smoke free and then one row of slots smoking, one side of the table games smoke free and the other non-smoking. Ignorant smokers still walking wherever they please and no concern what-so-ever for the non-smoking patrons or employees. No enforcement by security.
HOW DO YOU CONTROL WHERE THE SMOKE GOES? No HVAC system in the world would filter the smoke out. It wouldn't be cost effective for any casino.
The non-smokers said the hell with Atlantic City and go to Delaware Casinos now with table games and the NY Slot parlors.
The smokers are still pissed they can't smoke in 100% of the casino and they don't go as often too.
Atlantic City better wake up, it's not the 1970's anymore and there are as many smokers left in the world (with money).
Atlantic City should make it an honest 75% non-smoking area and not the JOKE they have now by installing glass walls and enforcing the 75% non-smoking. Or better yet make it 100% smoke free and protect all patrons and most important THE EMPLOYEES.
The road AC is on today, many of the casinos will close. They need to get out of the 1970's and realize 80% of the population DOESN'T SMOKE anymore. Heellllllllooooooo!!!!
Where is MY rights if I own and operate a family bar for smokers, You and anyone else does NOT have to come in and smell the smoke. Thats FREEDOM for the smokers. You think because you do not like smoking you are the ONLY one with RIGHTS.... DAH

You are NOT talking about Freedoms you are talking dictatorship, its your way or no way.... They tried that with alcohol, didn't work did it???
Freedom Fighter

Brooklyn, NY

#19 May 19, 2011
Smoke Free Casinos wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a place for all smokers to enjoy their habit, OUTSIDE and away from others. It's easy!!!
What about the freedom of the non-smokers? Why should we have to breathe the smoke or stay home? That isn't FREEDOM!
When the Atlantic City Casinos were forced by the AC City Council to go 75% non smoking the Casinos were A-holes about it and rubbed it in the city councils faces. The city council was too stupid to make the law clear and the casino lawyers picked it apart and made the city council look like the fools that they really are. The city council figured that the Casinos would make play by the intent of the 75% smoke free law.
Fat Chance! The Borgata for instance made two row of slots smoke free and then one row of slots smoking, one side of the table games smoke free and the other non-smoking. Ignorant smokers still walking wherever they please and no concern what-so-ever for the non-smoking patrons or employees. No enforcement by security.
HOW DO YOU CONTROL WHERE THE SMOKE GOES? No HVAC system in the world would filter the smoke out. It wouldn't be cost effective for any casino.
The non-smokers said the hell with Atlantic City and go to Delaware Casinos now with table games and the NY Slot parlors.
The smokers are still pissed they can't smoke in 100% of the casino and they don't go as often too.
Atlantic City better wake up, it's not the 1970's anymore and there are as many smokers left in the world (with money).
Atlantic City should make it an honest 75% non-smoking area and not the JOKE they have now by installing glass walls and enforcing the 75% non-smoking. Or better yet make it 100% smoke free and protect all patrons and most important THE EMPLOYEES.
The road AC is on today, many of the casinos will close. They need to get out of the 1970's and realize 80% of the population DOESN'T SMOKE anymore. Heellllllllooooooo!!!!
Your babbling on about AC smoking. you fail to mention the Biggest competition AC has is the PA casinos and they are 50% smoking and doing FANTASTIC.... DAH
TruthBeTold

Hartland, MI

#21 May 19, 2011
Jerry wrote:
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Dude, your Kotex needs changed. Please excuse yourself and head to the ladies room. We will be here when you get back.
roflmao

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