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Casinos in Pennsylvania not ready to stop people from lighting up while gambling

PITTSBURGH — For many people, hitting the slots and lighting up a smoke go hand in hand. Casinos in Pennsylvania are not ready to stop people from smoking just yet.

According to our partners at, 20 states have now banned smoking in casinos, including neighboring states Delaware, Maryland, New York and Ohio. Two casinos in Pennsylvania, one in Bucks County and one in Monroe County, kept the smoking ban in place after the state lifted it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The other 14 facilities still permit it.

Two bills were introduced by state lawmakers to limit smoking in up to a quarter of the space in casinos. One was introduced by Rep. Tony DeLuca out of Penn Hills and the other was from Sen. Wayne Fontana who represents Brookline.

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