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Impact of smoking ban: Casino Queen says it's been devastating
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:45:29 AM
The Casino Queen's business is down, and it blames Illinois' smoking ban.
Initially, the $92 million new casino, which opened last summer on the East St. Louis riverfront, saw revenues increase from the smaller boat, but business has declined since Jan. 1 when the state's ban on smoking in public places took effect.
"It's been devastating," said casino manager Tom Monaghan, who has seen fewer gamblers on the new "boat in a moat" and fears more are going to new nearby competing casinos across the river in Missouri, where gamblers still can smoke.
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