Mayor Joe Reardon said Kansas City, Kan., has to tread carefully before banning smoking in the new casino in Wyandotte County (8/22, Local, “Wyandotte County mulls smoking ban proposals”). Banning smoking might really be the way to go.
Certainly a substantial percentage of the people living in Kansas City, as well as visitors to the area, doesn’t smoke and might prefer to go to a smoke-free casino. Some gamblers don’t care one way or the other. The location, plus the other amenities in the vicinity, will draw customers.
The bottom line: A non-smoking casino might outdraw any of the other casinos.