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Smoking Ban In Atlantic City Could Help Pennsylvania Casinos

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Atlantic City used to be the casino gambling capital of the world. That was back in the eighties, but now the city has continually done things to drive away gamblers.

The latest of these steps was to ban smoking in their casinos. They were already having a tough time trying to get people to travel to the city, but the smoking ban puts them in a bind.

The state of Pennsylvania could be the beneficiary of the smoking laws in New Jersey. They too have a smoking ban law that is going into effect in less then two weeks. They have excluded certain areas of a casino floor from the ban, however.

With many states passing expanded casino gambling laws, people are less likely to travel out of state. Gas prices have also taken a big toll on people's travel plans, which is further hurting Atlantic City casinos.

Pennsylvania casinos could see a large jump in business in October. That is when the smoking laws go into effect in Atlantic City. Currently, Pennsylvania casinos are preparing for the possibility of the increased business.

September 1, 2008
Posted By Larry Rutherford
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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