Deadwood casino owners oppose smoking ban

Feb 28, 2009 Full story: KOTA 39

Since the days of the a Old West,' casinos and saloons have been synonymous with smoking.

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grandma d

Sterling, CO

#1 Mar 20, 2009
if the smoking ban passes, i will quarantee 75% of the people i saw in deadwood 2 weeks ago will not go back to deadwood. my comment, if you can't take the heat stay out of the fire. all the casinos i was in had a non-smoking section - yet there were people sitting in the smoking sections verbally accosting smokers - bottom line - you have a place - why can't i have mine??????? face it, it's not going to go away - deal with it - don't shove your attitude - go where you are comfortable and want to be - leqave me alone!!!!!
Anonymous

Davenport, IA

#2 Mar 20, 2009
grandma d wrote:
if the smoking ban passes, i will quarantee 75% of the people i saw in deadwood 2 weeks ago will not go back to deadwood.
Too late, it already passed.
Wise One

Edison, NJ

#3 Mar 30, 2009
If You do not think smoking bans effect the casinos. Take a look at New York State (FULL SMOKING BAN), Monticello Raceway has Slot machines. The place is dead all week, and will be laying off and moving some slots out.

Then about an hour away in Pennsylvania Pocono Downs Race track has Slot machines ( mohigan Sun )and the place is packed all week and they just put on a Huge addition. PA has a 50%- 50% smoking law.
Petition the Ban

Linden, TN

#4 Mar 31, 2009
Being from out of state and visiting Deadwood for the first time last year, once we arrived and got out of the car you could feel immediatly you were in a different place just by the free spirit of the town, it was so nice to walk down to the No. 10 saloon after a long drive and sit down relax have a beer a cigarette and play some slots! I just hope this state will exclude Deadwood as this ban will destroy this town. Petition keep the spirit alive!
jeff

Rapid City, SD

#5 Mar 31, 2009
government needs to stay the hell out of business ..they the fault of alot of failure ..i ownt go to deadwood if i can t smoke ....if none smokers want to play go to a place where they have a smoking and non the smokers are always getting the raw end of the deal ..if it wasnt for smokers uncle sam would be broke and what did the states do with all the tobacco money ..oh as always they pissed it away and not using it for its intended purpose
Petition the Ban

Linden, TN

#6 Mar 31, 2009
Yeah! The documents were filed with the secretary of state this afternoon to petition the ban,(3-31-09) all you need is less then 17,000 signatures! Get the word out where people can sign! Way to go South Dakota people show this ignorant nation that the people NOT the government are the backbone of this country, your state could be the one to make the REAL change in this country!
Country Liberal

Aurora, IL

#7 May 24, 2009
Smoking should be banned. This type of events are unhealty. President Obama should close them and ban them.
love smoking

Campbellsville, KY

#8 May 24, 2009
We have planned another trip to Deadwood this summer. We have gone for the last 5 years --- and we live in Ky. This will be our last year since you have imposed a smoking ban. (It's too late to change our vacation.) Hope you can fill the casinos.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#9 May 24, 2009
When I visited Black Hawk, Colorado last month, the one cigar store casino that is exempted is packed LOL. Any attempt to change it would also ban smoking in the bar at the classy Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver near the Capitol Building, where the politicans hang out. I get a laugh out of seeing the ban zealots going ballistic over this one. They're probably trying to change the State Constitution for ONE business.
Roudy

Penn Valley, CA

#10 May 24, 2009
Country Liberal wrote:
Smoking should be banned. This type of events are unhealty. President Obama should close them and ban them.
I hope the good people here overlook your ignorance.
dr youou

Lewisburg, TN

#11 May 24, 2009
Roudy wrote:
<quoted text> I hope the good people here overlook your ignorance.
The good people are with him. You are confussing "good" people with the hard core smokers who live here.

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#12 May 25, 2009
dr youou wrote:
<quoted text>
The good people are with him. You are confussing "good" people with the hard core smokers who live here.
http://tinyurl.com/d47byr
Wont miss you

Lake Mary, FL

#13 May 26, 2009
love smoking wrote:
We have planned another trip to Deadwood this summer. We have gone for the last 5 years --- and we live in Ky. This will be our last year since you have imposed a smoking ban.(It's too late to change our vacation.) Hope you can fill the casinos.
Hmmm, just happens Deadwood is on our to do list this summer. The four of us travel to different SMOKE FREE Casinos every year. Seems Deadwood won't miss you one bit, except for your nasty harmful smoking habit. I'll send you a post card if you'd like!!!!

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#14 May 26, 2009
Wont miss you wrote:
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Hmmm, just happens Deadwood is on our to do list this summer. The four of us travel to different SMOKE FREE Casinos every year. Seems Deadwood won't miss you one bit, except for your nasty harmful smoking habit. I'll send you a post card if you'd like!!!!
Oh lookie, the ASH handlers of that ignorant troll "Smoke Free" has permitted him to assume yet another new identity.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#15 May 26, 2009
Wont miss you wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm, just happens Deadwood is on our to do list this summer. The four of us travel to different SMOKE FREE Casinos every year. Seems Deadwood won't miss you one bit, except for your nasty harmful smoking habit. I'll send you a post card if you'd like!!!!
Illinois is still waiting for you. How long will it take?
ckw

Rapid City, SD

#16 Jun 20, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
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Too late, it already passed.
It passed but it may or maynot be delayed until 2011. I believe we have signed enough petitions!:)
Former New Yorker

Rapid City, SD

#17 Jul 3, 2009
In New York State we went through the "no smoking" ban. The state is now "smoke-free". We survived and so will SD. There are ALOT of non-smokers with plenty of money to spend, in fact the local establishments will see an influx of patronage because people will enjoy being out more in a cleaner environment and the smokers learned to adapt. What they did in NYS was create outdoor smoking areas. Even in the winter...it works.
WOW

Edison, NJ

#18 Jul 3, 2009
Former New Yorker wrote:
In New York State we went through the "no smoking" ban. The state is now "smoke-free". We survived and so will SD. There are ALOT of non-smokers with plenty of money to spend, in fact the local establishments will see an influx of patronage because people will enjoy being out more in a cleaner environment and the smokers learned to adapt. What they did in NYS was create outdoor smoking areas. Even in the winter...it works.
I can take you to 20 different bars and taverns in NYC that permit smoking in defiance of the law. the law is a JOKE..

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#19 Jul 4, 2009
WOW wrote:
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I can take you to 20 different bars and taverns in NYC that permit smoking in defiance of the law. the law is a JOKE..
The same here in Chicago. Chatting with commuters at the bars at Union Station, they all know bars in their community that allow smoking. Al Capone is laughing in his grave.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#20 Jul 4, 2009
Since these bans are all about health, they should be required to put the Chantix and Zyban warning on all of the government issued “No smoking” signs to prevent lawsuits by forcefully coercing residents into using a dangerous product.

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