Largest Gaming Conference to Host First-Ever Discussion on Casino Smoking Policies

October 11, 2023


TODAY: Largest Gaming Conference to Host First-Ever Discussion on Casino Smoking Policies


Las Vegas, NV— Industry experts and advocates will lead a discussion today on casino indoor smoking policies at the industry’s largest annual gathering. Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights will participate in the session, “A Discussion: Smoking & Casinos,” during the Global Gaming Expo TODAY at 2:00pm PDT at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas.

Veteran Nevada columnist John Smith highlighted the panel in a recent article and expressed support for ending smoking in casinos. “At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the industry has the opportunity to at last catch up and get ahead of this issue,” he wrote. “It’s not only good business and corporate practice in the long run, but also the right thing to do for customers and casino workers alike.”

Andrew Klebanow, co-founder, C3 Gaming
Traci Kennedy, Midwest States Strategist, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
Marc Oppenheimer, CMO, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment
Brian Christopher, CEO, BCSlots 

TODAY, October 11, 2023
2:00pm PDT

Titian 2303
The Venetian Expo
Las Vegas, NV

Email to RSVP or request an interview.





Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) is a member-supported, non-profit advocacy group that has been working for over 45 years, since 1976, to protect everyone’s right to breathe nontoxic air in workplaces and public places, from offices and airplanes to restaurants, bars, and casinos. ANR has continuously shined a light on the tobacco industry’s interference with sound and life-saving public health measures and successfully protected 61% of the population with local or statewide smokefree workplace, restaurant, and bar laws. ANR aims to close gaps in smokefree protections for workers in all workplaces, including bars, music venues, casinos, and hotels. For more information, please visit and