Las Vegas Strip Casinos Face Added Pressure to Ban a Popular Vice
Las Vegas Strip casinos are under pressure to ban smoking. The city is known as Sin City because it allows people to indulge in ways they may not at home. The casinos on the Las Vegas strip still allow people smoking indoors. A leading figure in Atlantic City has said that the end of smoking is inevitable. It's illegal in the city to smoke in almost any other building in U.S.
There is a growing trend of casinos banning smoking. Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International have made efforts to cut down where people can smoke on their properties. The new Cosmopolitan casino on the Strip has banned smoking except on its casino floor. The study suggests that a smoking ban would not hurt revenue. There are fewer Americans smoking cigarettes than ever. A professor at UNLV's William F. Harrah College of Hospitality believes that the trend will continue.
Las Vegas Strip Casinos face added pressure to ban smoking. Atlantic City leader sees a smoking ban as inevitable. Nicole Vitola, a dealer at Atlantic's Borgata casino, founded a group Casino Employees Against Smoking Effects. The group has not made a major impact in Atlantic and Las Vegas. Amanda Belarmino, an assistant professor at UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, thinks the trend of increased nonsmoking space will continue.