Here in my area we have two casinos where I can smoke indoors. One of them is the Hard Rock, my favorite!
I just love how cool it is to be able to smoke indoors in a public place, it’s so rare! I’ve been to Vegas before and that’s smoker’s heaven, you can smoke everywhere pretty much!
The first time I walked into a casino in downtown Vegas I started looking for smokers (it was a slow afternoon) and I didn’t see any, so I asked a security guard if smoking was allowed in that casino, and he said “You’re in Vegas, you can smoke anywhere, this is not California.”
When I go to the casino I like to play the machines, I play baccarat (it’s super easy), I know how to play blackjack, and I play poker (getting better), but sometimes I like to go to the the casino just for the pleasure of smoking openly and freely.
I’ve always loved games and I used to have a semi pro poker player boyfriend who I would go to the casino with while he played tournaments. At that time I got into playing some casino games myself since I would be waiting for hours sometimes. After we split up I continued to go, to smoke, to play, to have fun!
It’s the only place I get to smoke for hours (and I do tend to smoke more in a casino) without getting lectured or having to move off into some corner or special smoking area.
I remember coming back from Vegas and they had a glass covered smoking area inside the airport not far from the gate, like a big box, and I thought that was so cool because usually I can’t smoke at all inside airports, I chain smoke a few outside before going in because I’ll be without a cigarette for hours. Hate that.
My mom told me it was different when she was young (she grew up in France), I’ve also talked to a couple of older smokers who tell me they miss the good old days where smoking was much less restricted.
I wish I could’ve been around to smoke in an airplane, or in a restaurant (though I can smoke in certain tables at the Hard Rock Cafe inside the casino, which is super nice), or smoke in clubs and bars … and I’m sure people didn’t feel the need back then to constantly lecture smokers either.
The good old smoking days.
Too bad I missed them … but at least I get a feel of what it might’ve been like back then when I’m inside a casino.
I think I’ll get dressed and go there now.