Casino Smoking Bans Loom for Two States
Publication Date: 3/29/2005
- Author:Jui Chakravorty
Legislatures in both states are weighing bills that would ban smoking in public areas.
"We believe the outcome of the bill could have a considerable impact on Atlantic City casinos," Deutsche Bank analyst Marc Falcone said, adding that an estimated one-third of casino clients are smokers.
The Casino Association of New Jersey, which represents all the major casinos in Atlantic City, opposes including casinos in the statewide ban.