Casino Patrons Light Up In Iowa As Governor Signs Smoking Bill
The smoking debate that has been going on for a while in Iowa has now come to an end. The Governor of the state, Chet Culver, has signed into law a new Bill that will ban smoking indoors in public places.
At casinos in the state, however, it was business as usual. People still lighting up, unaffected by the law that will now be governing the state.
Casinos found a way to avoid being part of the new ban. While the whole casino is not exempt from the law, the gambling area of the establishment is. The Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown is also exempt from the ban.
"This bill will save lives, plain and simple and I am happy to sing it today. This bill also reflects a real commitment and compromise. It involved a lot of passion and practicality. It is the result of many hours of hard work and a genuine effort by all parties to find common ground on this difficult issue," said Culver.
Iowa certainly is not a pioneering state in the area of smoking law. They are now the 28th state that has banned indoor smoking in public places in some form. Several other states are also considering similar bans, but without the exceptions for casinos.
April 15, 2008
Posted By Terry Goodwin
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
Previous Gambling Law News Articles
Electronic Bingo Bill In Alabama Removed By In Touch Senator
Taiwan To Rival Macau For Chinese Gambling Money In Near Future
Nevada Casinos Have Hearing Set Regarding Teacher Tax Initiative
Illegal Poker Game In Charleston Has Dealers Facing Charges
Super Bowl Gambling Pool Lands Illinois Bar Owner In Jail