Indian casinos are exempt from smoking ban
July 05, 2010
Today marks the day that a smoking ban is in effect at most enclosed places.
However due to sovereign immunity, tribal gaming facilities are exempt. However,
the Oneida Tribe of Indians are taking steps to improve air quality for their
employees and visitors.
Currently the tribe has made two their gaming locations smoke free. These
include the remote Oneida One Stops located at 790 Brown County EE and W180
Wisconsin 54. The One Stops are gas station convince stores with attached
gaming. The Oneida are trying the smoking ban for 90 days, then evaluate the
change. There are no plans at this time to ban smoking at the tribe’s main
A survey for visitors is planned to help in the evaluation of the smoking ban.
However other Wisconsin casinos have not developed plans for a smoking ban. The
Stockbridge-Munsee tribe has installed a new airflow system in smoking areas.
They also have areas for smoke free gaming. There are no plans for the casino to
completely ban smoking.
The Menominee Casino and Resort located in Keshena is also planning an area for
non smoking. This will be located off the regular gaming floor. The restaurant
and hotel also have non smoking areas. There are no other plans at this time for
further no smoking bans.
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