Secondhand smoke is an invisible danger lurking in casinos. Millions of patrons and workers gamble with their lives inside casinos that allow smoking.
Based on a 2011 study by Stanford and Tufts universities, casino goers become at risk of lung problems, heart diseases, and cancer even when they are exposed to secondhand smoke in less than two hours.
Meanwhile, a more recent study by San Diego State University revealed that “decades of smoking in casinos cause the massive buildup of toxic residue on walls, furniture, and in carpets” known as thirdhand smoke.
And while the residue declined significantly in casinos with smoking bans, they still remain above levels six months after the implementation of the no-smoking rule.
Making casinos a safer place for guests and workers requires thoroughly cleaning surfaces and replacing of carpets, furniture, equipment, wallpaper and drywall, and curtains—entailing a considerable sum for cleaning and maintenance costs to reduce health risks.
With the increasing awareness on the impact of secondhand smoke on health, casino goers are opting to visit establishments implementing a no-smoking policy to avoid secondhand smoke exposure.
According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, the US has at least 782 state-regulated gambling facilities that are smoke-free, most of which are required by state regulations while the others implemented the policy on their own.
Capitol Casino is one of Sacramento’s gambling facility where you can enjoy poker and other card games without the risk of being exposed to secondhand smoke.
We at Capitol Casino are committed to providing you with the best gaming experience as Sacramento’s largest downtown casino and by delivering exceptional service in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Play a game of poker, enjoy a great meal in our restaurant, and drink to your heart’s content without worrying about your health—that’s our promise here.