ams288
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September 14th, 2020 at 6:20:31 AM permalink
MGM RESORTS COMPLETES REOPENINGS OF PROPERTIES WORLDWIDE WITH RETURN OF PARK MGM AND NOMAD LAS VEGAS ON SEPTEMBER 30

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Upon Opening, Park MGM/NoMad Will be Las Vegas Stripís Only Smoke-Free Casino-Resort

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rsactuary
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September 14th, 2020 at 7:15:18 AM permalink
awesome!
DRich
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September 14th, 2020 at 7:50:10 AM permalink
Does anyone actually think they will stick with the non-smoking?

I will bet it doesn't last a year.
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billryan
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September 14th, 2020 at 8:33:46 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Does anyone actually think they will stick with the non-smoking?

I will bet it doesn't last a year.




I applaud the effort. Now we will see if the public does. I have my doubts, but no smoking policies have worked in just about every other industry. When Arizona passed the no smoking in bars laws, everyone I talked to said it wouldn't be strictly enforced and/or it would drive many bars out of business. Turned out they were wrong.

I'll accept your wager. Shall we bet the usual one dollar?
TDVegas
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September 14th, 2020 at 10:43:00 AM permalink
Smoking inside has basically been shoved from society....taverns, stand alone bars and smoking lounges notwithstanding. The fact that itís still allowed in casinos is a health and safety travesty.
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September 14th, 2020 at 11:36:05 AM permalink
Can't wait to go. A nice anchor for a south strip expedition!
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September 14th, 2020 at 1:12:41 PM permalink
Frankly, in hind sight anyway, Iím surprised they didnít do that when they renovated the Monte Carlo.
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DRich
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September 14th, 2020 at 1:46:30 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I applaud the effort. Now we will see if the public does. I have my doubts, but no smoking policies have worked in just about every other industry. When Arizona passed the no smoking in bars laws, everyone I talked to said it wouldn't be strictly enforced and/or it would drive many bars out of business. Turned out they were wrong.

I'll accept your wager. Shall we bet the usual one dollar?



I will take your $1 wager. The difference in your scenario was that all of the bars were mandated to non smoking. I think it would work too if applied to every casino.
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billryan
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September 14th, 2020 at 2:15:02 PM permalink
They are betting that the policy will attract more new customers than it alienates old ones. I think it has a realistic shot at succeeding.
The question is what does MGM do if it does succeed?
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September 14th, 2020 at 2:21:25 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I applaud the effort. Now we will see if the public does. I have my doubts, but no smoking policies have worked in just about every other industry. When Arizona passed the no smoking in bars laws, everyone I talked to said it wouldn't be strictly enforced and/or it would drive many bars out of business. Turned out they were wrong.

I'll accept your wager. Shall we bet the usual one dollar?




The difference is a state law (like Arizona) means all buisneses in that industry must go smoke free.

When just one casino does, they have to compete with all of the casinos that still offer smoking or at least have smoking areas.

In AC Revel tried to open as a smoke free casino and was crushed (granted many other issues), but they did end up allowing smoking (though in AC, smoking is only allowed in designated 25% of the casino , which I think is a fair compromise). So, every casino has "smoke free" areas. But, I have a feeling a casino surrounded by smoking casinos will scare off smokers (who tend to gamble more), I would not be surprised if they eventually offer a smoking section (even if they don't go 100% smoking).

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