Casino Patrons in Michigan Disagree on the Return of Indoor Smoking Areas
The reintroduction of indoor smoking areas in several MI casinos has generated a lot of discussions.
All casinos had to ban smoking inside because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Numerous Michigan casinos have been embracing its comeback in recent months.
While smokers are content to stay indoors and avoid going outside, others are not happy about the health hazards of secondhand smoke.
Gun Lake Casino made the announcement that it will expand its gaming floor to include a modest indoor smoking area.
According to the tweet by Gun Lake Casino, it now allows indoor smoking in a designated gaming area after receiving positive responses from both customers and team members. This area was once the high-limit room’s adjacent non-smoking slot room. All other indoor areas will continue to be smoke-free.
It joins other Michigan retail casinos with indoor smoking zones on their gaming floors, including Hollywood Casino in Greektown and MGM Grand Detroit.
In addition, Little River Casino features a smoking area inside that is separated from the main gaming area but situated close to the Event Center.
In May 2010, the state of Michigan approved the Smoke-Free Indoor Air Law, outlawing smoking in most public areas. Casinos were exempt from that rule, but the epidemic made them reopen as smoke-free areas.
Casino players disagreed on the matter. One person stated that each casino needs to have its own area for smoking. Any casino that sends its employees out into the chilly weather is not cool. The player claimed that they liked that Gun Lake gave the smokers some room.
Another player was against the idea of indoor smoking areas. He hopes smoking never returns in any casino. He thinks that people should go outside to smoke, stating that it is much easier to breathe and much cleaner inside.