Amid a seemingly endless stream of anti-smoking legislation, an Ohio proposal has smokers taking in a breath of fresh air.
The Horseshoe — a Cincinnati casino — plans to build smoking patios equipped with slot machines. Ohio enacted a state-wide ban on inside smoking. Casino owners hope the move will create a common ground, honoring the law while still catering to customers. Two other casinos — in Columbus and Toledo — hope to soon follow suit.
Though the “smoking decks” are pending regulatory approval, the Horseshoe hopes to open them to the public in the Fall.