No AC casinos to be totally smoke-free

April 29, 2008 5:57:07 PM PDT
Atlantic City's casinos say they will not go totally smoke-free this fall to comply with a tough new smoking law. Ten casinos are planning to build enclosed, non-gambling smoking lounges permitted under the law, and the eleventh - the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - is leaning that way.

A law passed by the City Council last week prohibits smoking on the casino floor beginning October 15.

The new law gives casino operators the option of building enclosed, ventilated smoking lounges away from table games and slot machines.