Gaming Outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey

Although casino gaming floors in New Jersey were exempted from the 2006 Smokefree Air Act, state law requires 100% smokefree bingo, racetracks and their simulcast facilities, including Favorites simulcast in Woodbridge, Toms River, and Vineland, and Winners off-track betting facility in Bayonne. new Read our news alert about the grand-opening of the new facility in Bayonne.

With the proliferation of jurisdications including gaming venues in their smokefree air laws, NJ GASP Executive Director, Karen Blumenfeld, Esq., has published four articles in Spectrum Gaming Group's Gaming Industry Observer:

GASP maintains the following lists related to smokefree gaming:

Ohio bans smoking in public places, and gaming venues are not exempt. When the Ohio law passed, they only had racetracks. When Ohio decided to issue casino licenses, they upheld the law and required the casinos to be 100% smokefree. Read a news article about the grand opening of The Hollywood on May 28, 2012 a Toledo casino hoping its non-smoking venue will attract customers across the border from Michigan whose casinos are currently smoking-permitted. Penn National Gaming, the owner, will use drug test screening to ensure all employees are non-smokers, with the goal to improve health of its employees and to reduce insurance costs. Read this November 25, 2012 Columbus Dispatch news article about the new casino in Ohio and the trend of some companies to hire non-tobacco users.

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Last update: 12/5/12