- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas workers who want to ban smoking in casinos say they’re tired of inaction from gaming executives and Nevada lawmakers, so they are taking their complaints to the Global Gaming Expo.

A group of dealers, gamblers and union members picketed the G2E Tuesday morning outside the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Cynthia Falls, president of the union that represents table-game dealers, was among the picketers. She says secondhand smoke is killing her coworkers.

Also in the group was Stephanie Steinberg, a gambler who became an advocate after learning about casino employees with cancer or chronic asthma and those exposed to secondhand smoke while pregnant.

David Schwartz of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas says revenues have gone done for casinos in every jurisdiction that has banned smoking.


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