When Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal first broached the subject of second-hand smoke in the casino, the two operators responded by installing the latest high-tech ventilation systems that they felt would eliminate the problem.
Blumenthal now says that the casino workers have complained that the ventilation systems don’t work and that the best way to protect people’s health is to ban smoking completely.
The workers went so far as to deliver a letter complaining about the smoke to Gov. Jodi Rell’s office last week.
Casino officials say they are doubling their efforts to reduce second-hand smoke by increasing the smoke-free gambling space.