The Senate health committee advanced the bill to close the loophole which allows smoking in casinos. This loophole should never have been there in the first place; hopefully this will go through.
Meanwhile, the casinos are attempting to find ways to make everyone happy, such as unstaffed non-gaming smoking lounges. That way, no employees will have to be exposed to the smoke, right? Just like they aren't with nonsmoking rooms in restaurants, I'm sure. Apparently, they'll clear them out before employees are sent in to clean them. (Fat chance of that happening.)
While all this goes on, the casinos are under a deadline of April 15th to make 75% of their casino floor smoke-free. I almost feel sorry for the casinos here; the improvements to their floors will cost a lot of money and they aren't sure if or what they have to do.
Let me repeat, I almost feel sorry for them for not knowing what they have to do. If they gave a fig about their employees, maybe we could feel bad for them.