Colo. casino revenue falls in wake of smoking ban
DENVER, Colorado ” Revenue dipped about 3-and-a-half percent in the first month that a smoking ban was in effect at mountain casinos.
Industry officials told The Denver Post in Wednesday’s editions that other factors such as heavy snowfall also may have had an effect on January business.
The casinos reported about 57 million dollars in adjusted gross proceeds for January. That compares with nearly 59 million dollars in January 2007.
Joe Behm of Fortune Valley Hotel and Casino in Central City says it will take five to six months to calculate the full impact of the smoking ban.
The industry believes at least 30 percent of casino patrons smoke.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com