Meadows Racetrack And Casino Forced To Ban Smoking Inside, As Well As All PA Casinos

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - There is a temporary smoking ban inside The Meadows Racetrack & Casino due to the current health crisis.

Seventy percent of the gaming floor already had a smoking ban.

“This just took the other 30% out and we put some areas outside, both on the racetrack side and on the front entrance as you come in to the building, to where you can go out and enjoy a cigarette,” Tony Frabbiele, General Manager at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino, tells Larry and Kevin during Tuesday’s morning show.

The ban could have an impact on earnings.

“As a gaming operator, you know what we see typically, if you have a permanent smoking ban - is that you do see an impact to your revenues,” Frabbiele explains.

There are 12 casinos in the state and they will all abide to the smoking ban.

“There is no smoking at any of the 10 operating casinos. We expect The Rivers will then open, likely on Friday, with no smoking,” said Doug Harbach, Director of Communications for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, during an interview with the KDKA Radio Morning Show on Friday.

You can listen to the full interviews with Harbach and Frabbiele below.

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