Ban over, smokers lighting up again inside Atlantic City casinos

Gamblers who smoke are once again lighting up inside Atlantic City's casinos, even as a renewed push is on by smoking opponents to prohibit it permanently.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2021, 9:37 AM

Updated 1,015 days ago

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Gamblers who smoke are once again lighting up inside Atlantic City's casinos, even as a renewed push is on by smoking opponents to prohibit it permanently.
A yearlong temporary ban on smoking at the casinos, inspired by the coronavirus outbreak last year, ended Sunday.
Smoking is now allowed on 20% of the casino floor.
Gary Scromo, of Staten Island, says he enjoys smoking while gambling, and notes there are plenty of sections nonsmokers can use.
But Shay Trowery, of Philadelphia, a gambler who also smokes, says it's a bad idea to allow it indoors right now, fearing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in smoke expelled from someone's lungs.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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