Monday, July 30, 2007

A smoke-free casino? Steve Casey has an idea.

Kenosha Alderman Steve Casey raises an interesting point: Why are casinos exempt from the proposed statewide clean indoor air provisions?

He answers his own question by pointing out that Indian gaming exists on the theory that the casinos are part of a sovereign Indian nation and thus state and local laws don't apply.

Nonetheless, he has a point. If second-hand smoke is a danger for employees and customers in other businesses, it should be that way for casino workers.

Then Casey answers himself again.

He says that it's all about the money. If smoking customers take a break to smoke outside, that's less money being spent inside the casino. Holy rocket science, Batman! Replay that quote: "It's all about the money." Yep, that's a casino for you.

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