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3 hours ago, sparks1093 said:

Ah but they do have measurements. They have the observations of the pit bosses and also the daily take from each table/machine in the smoking area vs the nonsmoking area. They also know how many of their passengers smoke within an acceptable range and can extrapolate what percentage of them smoke. As long as the revenue targets are met they're unlikely to change.

Popular table games and popular machines that can be easily found in the smoking areas are not always offered in the non-smoking areas. Hubby had this experience in the Tamp Hard Rock just last week. The table game he wanted to play was not offered in the upstairs non-smoking area. He wound up playing in the smoking section and would have much preferred to be gambling in the non-smoking area. So......it is not comparing apples to apples when comparing smoking to non-smoking sections of a casino.

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7 minutes ago, sparks1093 said:

Then that's a consequence neither you nor I can prevent.

 

Irrelevant as no one is trying to prevent anything except having to inhale second hand indoor smoke that goes into our lungs.  I will not go in any indoor space that allows this.  I’ll keep the casino money Royal would otherwise get from me. 

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4 hours ago, florida eagle said:

If we have smoked in our lives and then stop do we have the right to become self righteous on it to others? And we know that there is an affect on others. Cruise ships let this go on in casinos because of gambling. Even if some will smoke in there to not gamble. Vices like drinking, which I still do is okay.

Are you calling me self righteous? I'm not. Nowhere did I express or imply that in my post you quoted. 

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33 minutes ago, coffeebean said:

Popular table games and popular machines that can be easily found in the smoking areas are not always offered in the non-smoking areas. Hubby had this experience in the Tamp Hard Rock just last week. The table game he wanted to play was not offered in the upstairs non-smoking area. He wound up playing in the smoking section and would have much preferred to be gambling in the non-smoking area. So......it is not comparing apples to apples when comparing smoking to non-smoking sections of a casino.

But he still played in the smoking section...preference or not and it's the bottom line that counts.

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28 minutes ago, livingonthebeach said:

 

Irrelevant as no one is trying to prevent anything except having to inhale second hand indoor smoke that goes into our lungs.  I will not go in any indoor space that allows this.  I’ll keep the casino money Royal would otherwise get from me. 

As will I (but even if it were nonsmoking I would still avoid it) but you spoke about corporations going out of business because of faulty reasoning regarding policies which may or may not happen.

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2 minutes ago, sparks1093 said:

As will I (but even if it were nonsmoking I would still avoid it) but you spoke about corporations going out of business because of faulty reasoning regarding policies which may or may not happen.

 

Because you stated categorically that RCI does what is best.  It's not necessarily so, as in any company, they have made decisions that needed to be walked back.  Not trying to dictate what they do and how they do and if they survive or not, which I'm sure they will, whether smoking is permitted indoors or not.  Eventually, there will be non smoking in all indoor venues as the trend has been in places on land. 

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20 minutes ago, livingonthebeach said:

 

Because you stated categorically that RCI does what is best.  It's not necessarily so, as in any company, they have made decisions that needed to be walked back.  Not trying to dictate what they do and how they do and if they survive or not, which I'm sure they will, whether smoking is permitted indoors or not.  Eventually, there will be non smoking in all indoor venues as the trend has been in places on land. 

No, I said that they do what they think is best for them. Big difference.

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On 6/21/2021 at 2:47 PM, bouhunter said:

It's hard to tell the demographics of smokers/gamblers on RCCL, as the casino is usually full of people hanging out there smoking and not gambling.....    As someone here once said, the casino has become a smoking lounge with slot machines.


That is so very true.  They just stay in there to smoke which is disgusting.  I love to play the card games until a person who smells like a stale cigarette sits down beside me and starts puffing away.  Don’t they realize how badly they smell.

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46 minutes ago, Crusin Cindy said:


That is so very true.  They just stay in there to smoke which is disgusting.  I love to play the card games until a person who smells like a stale cigarette sits down beside me and starts puffing away.  Don’t they realize how badly they smell.

I didn't until I became a nonsmoker.

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1 hour ago, Crusin Cindy said:


That is so very true.  They just stay in there to smoke which is disgusting.  I love to play the card games until a person who smells like a stale cigarette sits down beside me and starts puffing away.  Don’t they realize how badly they smell.

 As an x-smoker and speaking for myself, no. I never realized it until I quit. 

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12 hours ago, livingonthebeach said:

 

The only places you can smoke indoors in FL are the Native American Indian casinos and some stand alone bars and even some of them have converted to non-smoking. I live in Miami-Dade County and haven’t been or heard of any smoking indoor bars or casinos in Miami. Florida passed the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) in 1985. Where in Miami did you smoke indoors?  If there are any smoking places left they won’t be in business very much longer especially since the passing of the ban of e-cigarettes and vapping in 2019.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_smoking_bans_in_the_United_States

Not that Wikipedia is always correct, but it lists both Miami and Jacksonville as two of the ten largest cities in the U.S. that still permit smoking in standalone bars.  I was in Miami in 2019 for a Symphony of the Seas cruise and definitely saw smoking in many bars in South Beach.  I've seen it in Ft. Lauderdale as well. I don't smoke but couldn't believe this was still happening.

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On 6/21/2021 at 11:58 AM, coffeebean said:

OK......someone has to say it. The demographic on Celebrity is a bit older and dare I say, wiser. There are not too many smokers in the older group, myself included. I remember sailing on a Celebrity ship with a smoke free casino and it was absolutely glorious.

Our last cruise, pre-pandemic was a 15 day TA on Celebrity Silhouette.  We were in the casino every evening breathing smoke free air.   Booked on Symphony next January just because DH saw a video and was impressed with the size and amenities.  Will be interesting to see how these 2 non-smokers will fare in the casino.

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2 hours ago, TheHawk1 said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_smoking_bans_in_the_United_States

Not that Wikipedia is always correct, but it lists both Miami and Jacksonville as two of the ten largest cities in the U.S. that still permit smoking in standalone bars.  I was in Miami in 2019 for a Symphony of the Seas cruise and definitely saw smoking in many bars in South Beach.  I've seen it in Ft. Lauderdale as well. I don't smoke but couldn't believe this was still happening.

 

South Beach is different in every respect than anywhere else in the Miami area.  There are night clubs that barely close down there and the rules are different.  Smoking in bars is non-existent or very limited in most other areas. 

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I like a good cigar from time to time and there is no way I'm going indoors into a casino filled with smoke. There's a difference smelling like a new cigar compared to a room of old cigarettes'. I was in the casino of the Empress of the Seas for about 30 minutes until it started to smell and I was done for the rest of the cruise and avoided even cutting thru the casino. 

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I was on last week's Adventure of the Seas sailing. The stench of the casino, even after 15 months off, was very strong. This was just in walking through during the day with no one in there. I don't like smoke, but it's the staleness that makes it sickening. It made the Schooner Bar a no-go area for me. Similar problem on Radiance Class with the casino smoke around the Centrum.

 

I wish RC would just make a smoking lounge. Sealed double doors, air-scrubbers, full bar. Make it fancy. Have sections if that's what people want, cigars, cigarettes, vapes, hookah, cannabis. Knock yourselves out. I just don't want to smell it.

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57 minutes ago, Jasukkie said:

I was on last week's Adventure of the Seas sailing. The stench of the casino, even after 15 months off, was very strong. This was just in walking through during the day with no one in there. I don't like smoke, but it's the staleness that makes it sickening. It made the Schooner Bar a no-go area for me. Similar problem on Radiance Class with the casino smoke around the Centrum.

 

I wish RC would just make a smoking lounge. Sealed double doors, air-scrubbers, full bar. Make it fancy. Have sections if that's what people want, cigars, cigarettes, vapes, hookah, cannabis. Knock yourselves out. I just don't want to smell it.

Other than the casino RC already provides a great place for smokers with a great view. 

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1 minute ago, davekathy said:

Other than the casino RC already provides a great place for smokers with a great view. 

Okay, new idea, this smoker's lounge would be located on the top most deck with its own outside area and pool. I'm willing to concede a lot of real estate in exchange for not having to walk through smoke. Pipe dream, I know.

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3 hours ago, Jasukkie said:

Okay, new idea, this smoker's lounge would be located on the top most deck with its own outside area and pool. I'm willing to concede a lot of real estate in exchange for not having to walk through smoke. Pipe dream, I know.

Pipe dream. Perfect for this thread.😁 I like the very top deck idea but without a lounge. Of course with chairs and tables. No need for a pool or even a bar. You can't swim and smoke at the same time. 🤣 Short walk down to the main pool(s),  hot tubs and pool bars. 🍻Still a great view. 

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