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AC votes to allow smoking in 25 percent of casino area
Newark Star Ledger,
Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 8:00:32 AM
Smokers will still be able to light up in New Jersey's 11 casinos, but they'll have a lot less room for it after the city council in Atlantic City passed a compromise law last night restricting -- but not banning -- smoking on the gambling floor.
The measure bars smoking on 75 percent of a casino floor, and re quires gambling halls to set aside 25 percent of the floor space as smoking areas by April 15. It was passed by a 6-3 vote just before 7:30 p.m., after the council heard more than two hours of comment.
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