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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

24-Hour Dorman: Today's big idea -- Health casinos

Excerpted from this post at 24-Hour Dorman

I've figured out how to forge a compromise between bickering casinos,
gambling expansionists and health advocates -- create "Health
Casino." Please, hold your applause until the end. Casinos want to
keep their hard-fought smoking ban exemption, which allows smoking on
gaming floors. But health advocates want that loophole filled, pronto.
Gambling expansionists want more casinos in places such as Tama and
Fort Dodge, Hampton and Ottumwa. But casinos fear lost business.
That's where Health Casinos come in. Existing casinos can keep smoky
gaming floors, but any new casinos opened from here on out will be
smoke-free. That way, health-conscious gamblers will have a smoke-free
place to lose money or watch D-list entertainment. Everybody gets what
they want.

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