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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by jamesnoon, Sep 25, 2013.

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  1. jamesnoon

    jamesnoon Tourist

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    Hello,

    Another question from me! You will all hate me by the time my trip comes!

    I know avoiding smoking in Vegas won't happen. But somebody mentioned that casino royale is really bad for smoke.

    Are there any other places either on the strip or downtown that are really bad for smoke? Or are generally casinos pretty good with air con, high ceilings etc?

    Cheers
     
  2. ex507

    ex507 Low-Roller

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    My experiences: the bigger the casino, the better the air. The only "rule" i could tell you to follow..
     
  3. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    I don't smoke, but I try not to be a total b*tch about it!

    I haven't found Casino Royale to be particularly bad.

    The only place in recent memory where the smoke was getting to me was one area in Sam's Town, last video poker aisle by the donut shop. For some reason it was just quite thick there at that time.

    It's not nearly as bad as it was in the 1970s. Back then my guess is that 80-90% of casino patrons smoked. Now I would guess it's less than 50%.

    And yes, casinos are going to be the last holdout for smoking bans.
     
  4. 44inarow

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    Basically, the newer the casino is, the better it'll be about smoke. I wouldn't even say it's a big/nice thing; Bellagio is absolutely beautiful but probably not the best place in town for smoke compared to Mandalay Bay or Aria. And on that note, I'd say Aria probably has the best air quality in town (they claim to have made that a pretty significant consideration when they designed the HVAC).
     
  5. WrongWayWade

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    Aria claims to have installed the highest tech ventilation system ever, something about drawing the old air in through the floor or something. Anyway, I've never suffered in there. Flamingo and Casino Royale always seem pretty smoky, but Margaritaville seems fine. It mostly depends on how many addicts happen to be at your table that night.
     
  6. cap7557

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    When my table is compromised, that's when I move, but I often spend more time moving than playing.

    Smoke in Vegas is extremely difficult to avoid because just as you might carry a bottle of water wherever you go, smokers carry a lit cigarette.

    Others have mentioned some of the luxury properties, which offer superior ventilation and generally more civilized clientele, but IMO those benefits are nullified by their tendency to attract cigar smokers, not to mention the higher gaming minimums.
     
  7. Breeze147

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    The Orleans is suffocating with tobacco smoke.
     
  8. Auggie

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    Yeah, most of the big casinos are pretty good for smoke, but there isn't much you can do if you are playing something (table or slots) and somebody one to two seats from you is smoking.

    The small places and places with low ceilings, which on The Strip is Casino Royale and pretty much everything Downtown, the smoke will usually just hang in the air and there isn't anything you can do to get away from it.

    I am a smoker and one that seems the worst to me is Four Queens Downtown, usually just a little bit of time in there and I'm finding it too smokey myself.
     
  9. gguerra

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    In my experience El Cortez has had the thickest smoke ever and since it's been around since the 50's (I think) the longest time to collect the smell. I am a smoker so I am not complaining. I think even if they replace carpets the smell will still linger. Most large strip casinos will not be overly "smoky" IMO.
     
  10. C0usineddie

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    Most you will hardly notice it. you can tell as soon as you step foot in some places that its not for you. casino royale is very old and grungy so most likely you wont be spending much time there anyway so no loss.

    If it were your type of place the smoking would not bother you.
     
  11. xizor

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    My take is similar but a little different. I have found that the higher the casino ceiling, the better the air. :peace:
     
  12. warpdrvr

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    To the OP, I don't know when your trip is, but avoid the Mirage on November 8-10. That's the weekend of Cigar Afficianado's "Big Smoke" event. I'm sure the smoke will be heavier than most other times...just an FYI
     
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