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Smoking ban talk nixed, but workers get loud outside casino

Sep. 22, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Irate that a session to discuss a proposed smoking ban during a major casino industry conference was snuffed out, casino workers and patrons opposed to smoking in the gambling halls held a noisy protest outside the meeting Thursday. About 100 people...

Panel discussion on Atlantic City casino smoking is scrapped

Sep. 13, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Whether casinos should continue to allow smoking is a contentious issue in numerous states, particularly New Jersey, where the governor and more than half the state Legislature supports a bill to ban indoor smoking in gambling halls. A now-cancelled...

AC casino dealers reject designated smoking area proposal

Aug. 09, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casino dealers opposed to smoking indoors are rejecting an idea being floated among state legislators to create designated outdoor smoking areas that employees could opt out of staffing. Pete Naccarelli, a Borgata dealer and a leader of a...

Could outdoor gambling satisfy smokers and casino workers?

Aug. 05, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Could outdoor gambling be at least a partial solution to an impasse between Atlantic City casino workers who want smoking banned indoors, and gambling executives who fear a smoking ban would hurt business and cost jobs? It may depend on what the...