In Atlantic City, gamblers can light it up on the casino floor once again. The temporary ban on smoking that was put in place during the pandemic ends on Sunday, July 4 even though Gov. Phil Murphy is indicating he would support a bill to permanently ban smoking in the state’s casinos.
Dozens of casino workers and anti-smoking advocates rallied on the Atlantic City boardwalk Wednesday in favor of a permanent ban. State law already bans most indoor smoking, and on beaches and in public parks. But a local rule allows a limit of no more than 25% smoking on casino floors. Workers say that makes it impossible for them to escape second-hand smoke.