Local group makes the trip to smoke-free Hard Rock Casino, with hopes to keep smoking out of Terre H

Friday 21st February 2020

Terre a group a group from terre haute is exploring "smoke-free options" at casinos.

It comes as terre haute prepares for a possible casino of its own.

//// today, "chances and services for youth" and others went to the hard rock casino in cincinnati, ohio.

"casy" was part of the push for vigo county's clean indoor air ordinance that's in effect today.

Now, the group hopes the new hard rock casino expected in terre haute will be smoke free.

///// news 10's jon swaner was the only local reporter who went along today.

He explains why this is so important to them.

////// "it was in 2012 when vigo county became one of the first in the state to pass a clean indoor air ordinance.

Fast forward a few years, and chances and services for youth hopes vigo county will blaze trails once again in the state of indiana, and having its first smoke-free casino."

Brandon halleck / chances and services for youth "for us, we wanted to take a trip and find out what does a smoke free casino look like, what's the feel of it, how successful are those smoke-free casinos."

The hard rock casino in cincinnati, like all casinos in ohio, are smoke free.

Our cameras were not allowed inside the casino.

I can tell you we experienced a clean and modern casino with no indoor air issues.

"i was looking at the slot machines, the gaming, and everything else and thinking that the atmosphere this is something terre haute can have and this is something that terre haute can be proud of."

Whether terre haute opens as indiana's first smoke-free casino remains to be seen, but you can expect halleck to take the same message he had in 2012 to the community in 2020.

"obviously, hard rock invested here in cincinnati.

It makes sense for hard rock to invest in a smoke free casino in terre haute."

Jon swaner / news 10 - cincinnati, ohio "we should point out it was the american nonsmokers rights foundation who paid for this trip to cincinnati, not chances and services for youth.

Illinois law also prohibits illinois law illinois law also prohibits smoking in its casinos.

Hard rock has plans to open a casino in rockford, illinois.

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