Smoking ban helps push gaming revenues down 18%

TAGs: Montana, video gaming machines

MontanaSmokingBanSmoke ’em if you got ’em, but if you’re in Montana, do it outside and far away from the video gaming machines. State video gambling tax receipts dropped 18% in the last quarter of 2009, and much of the blame is being placed on the recent ban on smoking in bars and casinos. Here’s an idea — embed gaming machines in the exterior walls of the venue, like they do with ATM’s. You’re welcome. Read more.


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