As casinos reopen amid COVID-19, researchers question the safety of smoking

Sep 11, 2020
Some public health researchers are raising concerns about secondhand smoke particles potentially latching onto COVID-19, but Nevada continues to allow patrons to light up
A sign at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada, informs patrons of new protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevada has not banned smoking at casinos, unlike some tribal and state governments that have imposed bans, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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COVID-19 has closed tribal casinos and cut off other vital revenue sources

Jun 15, 2020
Tribal leaders say COVID-19 closures have had a devastating economic effect.
The Northern Arapaho Tribe’s Wind River Hotel and Casino, located on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, has been closed since mid-March.
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In Amish country, a planned casino raises the stakes

Jun 26, 2019
Some expect economic benefit from a casino in the works. Others question whether it will change the community.
The view from Paul Stoltzfus's family farm.
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The history of the Las Vegas Strip is the history of how we vacation

May 15, 2017
The evolution of the Strip's architecture reflects how U.S. leisure trends have changed in the last several decades.
Neon signs advertising casinos and clubs on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Trump Taj Mahal closes down, laying off 3,000

Oct 10, 2016
Despite bearing the presidential nominee's name, the casino has been owned by activist investor Carl Icahn since 2014.
The Trump Taj Mahal casino resort is seen in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 8, 2016. 
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A look at the most gambling-addicted states

May 9, 2016
Where does your state rank?
The states with the most gambling addicts all have casinos, according to WalletHub.
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How do casinos decide where to put slot machines?

Sep 8, 2015
They use the urinal theory, among other secrets.
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Casinos developers take extra steps to sweeten the pot

Jul 15, 2014
A new casino promises $300 million to Boston, even though it won't be in the city.