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    Interesting thing I saw on TV this morning and I couldn't believe it, it was so strange to me to hear this: but it looks like the casinos they'll be opening up here in Ohio aren't hiring smokers because of the health care costs associated.

    Here's the associated news story.

    And it does worry me a bit. If they refuse to hire smokers, will the next step be refusing to hire obese people (Me)? People who used to be obese but lost weight? People who eat too much fat (Primal)? People who have been diagnosed with a condition like cancer, diabetes or hypertension in the past...?

    Ok, that's probably me just being paranoid... but I worry...

  • #2
    What about the second hand smoke in the workplace? I don't care how they try to filter it, casino air is nasty!

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    • #3
      There's another issue, which is exposing casino guests and co-workers to second or third hand smoke.

      This kind of thing is not even news to me; back before I had kids ( and my eldest is 14) I used to nanny a kid whose parents worked at Swedish Hospital. They had a no smokers policy at that time.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nady View Post
        What about the second hand smoke in the workplace? I don't care how they try to filter it, casino air is nasty!
        There are already laws against indoor smoking.
        Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
          There are already laws against indoor smoking.
          They don't apply to NA/Tribal casinos. And unless they change the federal laws, they are the only casinos allowed outside of Nevada and Atlantic City.

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          • #6
            Uh... there are casinos in Indiana. I went to the Grand Victoria a few years back, one of the machines was being nice to me, it might as well have been an ATM machine. I got about 300 dollars out of it. But the smoke! My eyes stung for hours after leaving that place, and I had to take a shower because I smelled like an ashtray.

            Then the next time I went back, I guess they had banned the smoking. The air wasn't blue anymore. I didn't win anything...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Nady View Post
              They don't apply to NA/Tribal casinos. And unless they change the federal laws, they are the only casinos allowed outside of Nevada and Atlantic City.
              Oh really? I had no idea, having never been in a casino. I thought the laws applied everywhere.
              Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
                Oh really? I had no idea, having never been in a casino. I thought the laws applied everywhere.
                NA/Tribal is considered a sovereign nation and therefore not required to enforce (some) American laws. For example, they have their own law enforcement and city/county police have no jurisdiction on tribal lands. Casinos have become an industry~ source of income~ for the tribes~

                Maybe AZ played a part~
                from History & Culture

                During the early 1990s, the several tribal casinos, including Fort McDowell, were in operation in Arizona. In accordance with the provisions of the federal 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the tribes were waiting to sign gaming compacts with the state government. At the time, however, the governor opposed Indian gaming and called upon the U.S. Attorney's office for support. Unannounced raids by FBI agents on five Indian casinos were ordered. At the first light of day on May 12, 1992, the agents invaded the Fort McDowell casino seizing the community's 349 gaming machines and loading them into moving trucks. Community members witnessing the raid took immediate action. They called other community members, tribal leaders and the news media. Soon, using every available car, truck, and heavy machinery, a blockade of the casino's access road was organized. The violence, a three-week standoff between tribe and government ensued. The Arizona governor ultimately was persuaded to sign a gaming compact with the tribe, thus paving the way for Indian gaming in Arizona. May 12 is now a tribal holiday.

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                • #9
                  If they are not willing to hire any smokers,my guess is that they will ban smoking on the premises. I know the casino I've been to in Oregon is smoke free inside. Our local Providence health campus is smoke free and they announced recently that effective on the day of the great alaska smokeout they would no longer hire smokers.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for reinforcing everything I've been hearing since my childhood, dado.

                    I suck.

                    I am a worthless piece of shit.

                    I'm not normal.

                    What a horrible creature I am.

                    I don't deserve any respect.

                    Why don't I go shoot myself and die.

                    I thought this was a more supportive board but obviously I was wrong.

                    I see why Griff left.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Spubba View Post
                      Thanks for reinforcing everything I've been hearing since my childhood, dado.

                      I suck.

                      I am a worthless piece of shit.

                      I'm not normal.

                      What a horrible creature I am.

                      I don't deserve any respect.

                      Why don't I go shoot myself and die.

                      I thought this was a more supportive board but obviously I was wrong.

                      I see why Griff left.
                      Don't listen to him, he's just projecting~

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Spubba View Post
                        Thanks for reinforcing everything I've been hearing since my childhood, dado.

                        I suck.

                        I am a worthless piece of shit.

                        I'm not normal.

                        What a horrible creature I am.

                        I don't deserve any respect.

                        Why don't I go shoot myself and die.

                        I thought this was a more supportive board but obviously I was wrong.

                        I see why Griff left.
                        Dado is just the resident troll. His posts make me feel like im back playing warcraft with 12 year olds. Anyway, I "muted" him a while ago. If you click on someones profile you can select to ignore them and their posts.
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                        • #13
                          There has been a huge push here in Vegas for a smoke-free work environment, even in the casinos. I'm not sure it will ever fly, but as of a couple of years ago, all our restaurants all have to be smoke-free. Pretty big outlay of cash for some of the smaller bar and grills because they had to either build a wall and split the place in half, stop serving any food at all or make the entire place smoke free, which isn't very popular with most gamblers and drinkers.

                          As far as not hiring smokers in the general workplace, I think it's a combined issue of higher medical/insurance/sick costs and 2nd hand smoke complaints. Nevada has one of the highest concentrations of smokers, and where I work, you're not allowed to smoke in the work trucks because someone else may have to drive it.
                          Durp.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Spubba View Post
                            Thanks for reinforcing everything I've been hearing since my childhood, dado.

                            I suck.

                            I am a worthless piece of shit.

                            I'm not normal.

                            What a horrible creature I am.

                            I don't deserve any respect.

                            Why don't I go shoot myself and die.

                            I thought this was a more supportive board but obviously I was wrong.

                            I see why Griff left.
                            i'm just trying to drive you to become the best you can be.

                            for example: i used to be weak, ugly, and stupid. i'm still ugly, but now i'm at some adequate level of strength and i am wise like a native american.

                            the point to take away is that you have to hate what you used to be so that you can move as far away from it as possible.

                            as a rule, don't trust anyone that will give you the sweet talk; you must love the people who will tell you how it is.

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                            • #15
                              i know what it's like to suck and if you will put some blame on me for anything it's enjoying not-sucking too much.

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