AP NewsBreak: Atlantic City to try again for casino smoking ban
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City officials will try again next week to enact a total ban on smoking at the 11 Atlantic City casinos. That comes nearly a year after a partial ban was enacted limiting smoking to no more than 25% of the casino floor.
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Gambling casinos info:
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- The name blackjack came from an early bet (since discontinued) that paid 10 to 1 if the player got a jack of spades and an ace of spades, both black cards, as the first two cards.