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Atlantic City casino workers feel smoking ban is in reach

Apr. 12, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — On the 16th anniversary of a New Jersey law that banned indoor smoking in most public places — except in casinos — hundreds of Atlantic City casino workers called on state lawmakers Tuesday to ban smoking in the gambling halls. The push comes at a...

US states seek to ease inflation burden with direct payments

Mar. 24, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With inflation raging and state coffers flush with cash, governors and lawmakers across the U.S. are considering a relatively simple solution to help ease the pain people are feeling at the gas pump and grocery store — sending money. At least a dozen states...

Report: Atlantic City casino smoking ban may cost 2,500 jobs

Feb. 28, 2022 16:00 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Amid a renewed push to ban smoking in Atlantic City's casinos, a new report released Wednesday predicts that doing so could cost up to 2,500 casino jobs and nearly 11% of casinos' revenue as they struggle to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. The...