A.C. smoking ban gets signature today

April 30, 2008 9:00:33 AM PDT
For Bob Phelan, having a cigarette while gambling in an Atlantic City casino approaches a religious ritual.

City council members voted unanimously last week to ban smoking on casino gambling floors.

Under the new law, smokers will only be able to light up in smoking parlors- off the gambling floors.

The ban is set to go into effect on October 15th.

The casinos say it will drive gamblers to Pennsylvania where they can still smoke as they gamble.