Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 | 2:02 a.m.
Geoffrey Hamilton of Alabama, who enjoys gaming in Las Vegas, writes in his Dec. 21 letter to the editor that he will not return to Las Vegas unless smoking is banned in the casinos.
What Mr. Hamilton does not understand is that this will not happen. When it concerns gaming in Nevada, the Legislature passes laws but the laws are made by the casinos.
The casino owners’ concern is not for the health of the gamers but only for the bottom line.
If that were not true, why then is smoking banned only in dining areas? Surely smokers can refrain for the few hours they are in casinos for the benefit of the public.