Perdition
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November 12th, 2013 at 12:55:14 PM permalink
Just a few quick questions for people who spend a lot of time in casinos but don't smoke.

1. Does the smoke still bother you at this point or are you used to it?

2. Have you ever got so sick from the smoke you needed to leave the casino for a bit or go to another section of the casino?

3. Do you have clothes you wear only to the casino and clothes you wear only to other places?

4. Have you ever been asked by a doctor if you smoke or had an adverse medical test showing signs of smoking?

5. Are smokers usually courteous to you or does it get to be a problem with smoke in your face?

6. Do you take any steps to protect yourself from smoke like personal fans, masks etc or is it not that bad?

7. On a scale of 0 to 10 how much does smoke impact your casino experience?

8. In your opinion what are the best and worst casinos for non smokers?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and for any answers given.

Edit: Tidied up the post per Wizard's suggestions
rdw4potus
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November 12th, 2013 at 1:07:01 PM permalink
Quote: Perdition

Just a few quick questions for people who spend a lot of time in casinos but don't smoke.

Does the smoke still bother you at this point or are you used to it?

Have you ever got so sick from the smoke you needed to leave the casino for a bit or go to another section of the casino?

Do you have clothes you wear only to the casino and clothes you wear only to other places?

Have you ever been asked by a doctor if you smoke or had an adverse medical test showing signs of smoking?

Are smokers usually courteous to you or does it get to be a problem with smoke in your face?

Do you take any steps to protect yourself from smoke like personal fans, masks etc or is it not that bad?

On a scale of 1 to 10 how much does smoke impact your casino experience?

In your opinion what are the best and worst casinos for non smokers?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and for any answers given.



Smoke doesn't usually bother me. sometimes it's too close or too strong, but the general conditions don't cause me any discomfort.

The only time I needed to leave was right after I had my tonsils removed. My throat did not like my casino visit at all. I've moved many times if there's a bad air current or something.

I do have clothes that I pretty much only wear to casinos - or when I travel, which is usually also centered around visiting casinos.

yes, I get asked all the time if I smoke. Turns out I'm just incredibly out of shape.

Most are courteous. Some aren't. And some of the time, I think they just don't notice the odd air current from their ashtray to my nose 20 feet away.

I've never found the smoke to be so pervasive that a solution more extreme than relocation was needed.

3.

Best - CO and IL are smoke free (except for the 2 Tribal casinos in CO). Revel isn't that bad even now that smoking is allowed. Wynn is great, so is Bellagio.
Worst - The casinos in downtown Henderson have low ceilings and lots of smokers.
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November 12th, 2013 at 1:11:07 PM permalink
Quote: Perdition

Just a few quick questions for people who spend a lot of time in casinos but don't smoke.

Does the smoke still bother you at this point or are you used to it?

Have you ever got so sick from the smoke you needed to leave the casino for a bit or go to another section of the casino?

Do you have clothes you wear only to the casino and clothes you wear only to other places?

Have you ever been asked by a doctor if you smoke or had an adverse medical test showing signs of smoking?

Are smokers usually courteous to you or does it get to be a problem with smoke in your face?

Do you take any steps to protect yourself from smoke like personal fans, masks etc or is it not that bad?

On a scale of 1 to 10 how much does smoke impact your casino experience?

In your opinion what are the best and worst casinos for non smokers?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and for any answers given.



Yes
Yes
No
No
Usually courteous, but of course there are exceptions
No
5
Best- Casino Niagara (smoke free) Worst- all the rest
Wizard
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November 12th, 2013 at 1:27:37 PM permalink
Quote: Perdition

Just a few quick questions for people who spend a lot of time in casinos but don't smoke.



This is more than a few. Next time, I'd suggest numbering them.

Quote: Perdition

Does the smoke still bother you at this point or are you used to it?



It still bothers me.

Quote: Perdition

Have you ever got so sick from the smoke you needed to leave the casino for a bit or go to another section of the casino?



Yes. If a smoker sits down next to me I'll have to leave while he is smoking.

Quote: Perdition

Do you have clothes you wear only to the casino and clothes you wear only to other places?



No.

Quote: Perdition

Have you ever been asked by a doctor if you smoke or had an adverse medical test showing signs of smoking?



No.

Quote: Perdition

Are smokers usually courteous to you or does it get to be a problem with smoke in your face?



I'd say 3 out 4 make some effort to be courteous.

Quote: Perdition

Do you take any steps to protect yourself from smoke like personal fans, masks etc or is it not that bad?



No.

Quote: Perdition

On a scale of 1 to 10 how much does smoke impact your casino experience?



It should be a 0 to 10 scale, and my answer is a 5.

Quote: Perdition

In your opinion what are the best and worst casinos for non smokers?



Generally speaking, the older the casino, the worse it is. The newer ones have better air circulation systems.
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November 12th, 2013 at 1:30:03 PM permalink
Yes, I'll never get used to it.
Yes.
No.
Yes, as a routine question - no ill effects.
Yes, most smokers are courteous and I to them.
Yes. Seek out non smoking areas or request a non smoking table where permitted.
A strong 5.
They're all bad unless they are completely non smoking. (Thanks for at least trying, Revel.)
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boymimbo
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November 12th, 2013 at 1:42:12 PM permalink
Yes
Yes
No
No
Sometimes
No
0
Best - any casino in Canada. Worst - fleabag joints in Vegas, Seneca Niagara
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rdw4potus
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November 12th, 2013 at 1:46:15 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard


It should be a 0 to 10 scale, and my answer is a 5.



Did you make the adjustment for the 0-10 scale? On a compressed 1-10 scale, with 1 meaning "no impact", is your answer 5.5? :-)
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November 12th, 2013 at 2:18:08 PM permalink
I'm ok with a little smoke. The worst casino smoke wise in Vegas I have gone to is Ellis Island. This is too bad because I enjoy thier video poker, steak special, BBQ, and homemade root beer. The restaurant area isn't as bad as the casino floor.

I think I'm about 50/50 of other players ask if it's ok to smoke next to me there.

My wife has very light asthma, but there is no way I'm taking her there during our next visit.

Definitely the lower the ceilings the worst it is.
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November 12th, 2013 at 2:48:29 PM permalink
Smokers don't bother me. It's the mess they leave behind. Cigarettes in an ashtray with a soda poured over to put in out. Ashes all over the place. Crumpled cigarette packs on the floor. And it seems VP players are the worst. Leaving a mess across and entire bank.
It a shame there is no spittoon handy to spill on them.
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AlanMendelson
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November 12th, 2013 at 3:00:20 PM permalink
1. All smoke bothers me, but being around smokers is nothing new.

2. No.

3. As soon as I get home the clothes go into the wash.

4. No.

5. Most smokers are courteous, and I think the number of smokers has decreased.

6. I was not permitted to go into casinos for six months after my kidney/pancreas transplant. I take no other action but if there is a non smoking area I will play there.

7. It's a non issue. i just deal with it.

8. Pechanga in Southern Cal is the absolute worst. Caesars in Vegas does not have good ventilation so it can be bad. I found that Mandalay Bay in Vegas was pretty good because of its high ceilings. Bellagio has some non smoking craps tables.

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