Trying to Quit Smoking? Avoid Las Vegas Casinos
Over the years, Las Vegas has become a bit friendlier to non-smokers and those trying to quit. The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 prohibits smoking in many indoor public areas of the city. In addition, a large percentage of the resorts along The Strip and Downtown no longer permit smoking in any of their rooms.
However, smoking is still permitted in all of the casinos. No matter how you try to avoid it, you’ll probably end up going through a casino to get to a show, restaurant, shop, or transportation like the Las Vegas Monorail or your own vehicle. Those who are trying to quit may be highly tempted by the scent of cigarette smoke and even the servers who come around selling packets of smokes.
For those trying to quit smoking — good for you, by the way — there are ways to gamble without lighting up. Here are a few suggestions.
Avoid the Crowds
It may sound weird to gamble in the early morning hours as some of the night owls are just turning in, but it’s the best time to avoid the smokers which crowd the slot machines or gaming tables in the late afternoons and evenings. Plus, it’s the period of the day where the carpets are cleaned and the ashtrays emptied.
And, while there isn’t an off-season per say in Vegas, crowds will be slightly thinner when the city doesn’t have as many huge conventions or special events. For the most part, Sundays through Wednesdays are the quietest. Crowds ramp up as the weekend approaches.
Head to the Modern Casinos
If you head to older resorts like Harrah’s or Main Street Station, you may notice the smell of smoke is harsher. This is due to the low ceilings of these casinos. Even with filtering systems, it’s hard to wash the smell out.
Thus, head to the newer casinos on The Strip and Downtown. For example, New York, New York has extremely high ceilings and a powerful filtration system. Unless you pass a smoker or sit right next to one, you may not smell anything at all. Most of the newer MGM and Cesear’s resorts also have high ceilings and advanced ventilation systems to keep people there for hours.
Stay at a Non-Smoking Hotel
Marriott and Hilton aren’t the only companies to own non-smoking hotels in Las Vegas. There are a few on the Strip where you don’t need to cross through a vast casino to get to your room. For example, The MGM Signature, which is right behind the MGM Grand at the north end of the Strip. The Four Seasons (behind Mandalay Bay) and the mid-Strip resorts Vdara and Delano.
Try Pay by Mobile Slots
If you feel the temptation to start smoking again is too strong for you to travel to Las Vegas, yet you still want to gamble, look no further than your computer or smart device. Many pay by mobile slots sites are available for you to try. Most of these require proof you are over 21 and a deposit to start playing.
It could be a good opportunity for you to win some money. Then, you can visit Las Vegas, stay in a smoke-free hotel suite, and play poker with other non-smokers in a private, well-ventilated area.