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Celebrity is already smoke-free in the casino, wouldn’t surprise me if sister line Royal was contemplating it. I’m sure they have before-and-after numbers on the nightly take when they made that switch, and can make a good guess how Royal line casinos would fare in comparison. 

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That would be awesome, I love to play the slots but my time is limited by the smoke smell (Sometimes it's limited because I run out of money....). I think it was on Grandeur that they had these smoke eaters...kind of a humidifier looking thing that filtered the air, they had 5 or 6 of them in the casino and it was better but NO SMOKING would be best.

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10 days ago I had a one day connection in Hong Kong , due to the current situation there I decided to take a ferry to Macau . I found out that they  ban smoking in the casinos  few month ago. Let's see the revenue impact if  at all as if in Macau they can stop casino smoking successfuly they can for sure do it on RCL ships.

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On ‎8‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 8:17 PM, JLMoran said:

Celebrity is already smoke-free in the casino, wouldn’t surprise me if sister line Royal was contemplating it. I’m sure they have before-and-after numbers on the nightly take when they made that switch, and can make a good guess how Royal line casinos would fare in comparison. 

I would be surprised...if they make more money smoke free, why haven't they done it yet. I am guessing in the long haul, smokers spend more there than non-smokers. Based on the fact alone that it's the only place inside to smoke. Smart on Royals part that way really.

I am sure in time it will change...but still a lot of smokers that cruise. Noone is happy with changes...I think perhaps certain times of day going smoke free would be a good comprise.

 

Be interesting to see what happens when they do try to implement a change like that.

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We'd welcome the change also, even though we rarely gamble on the ship.  It never fails, we always end up walking through there trying to get someplace else on the ship.  We always figure it out and avoid it the next time though.  On Harmony it was fairly isolated and avoidable.  On Independence I remember the smell on the Promenade where the stairs come up.

We live outside Atlantic City and going smoking-free has been tried and didn't last long.  There are now specific areas for smoking on each casino floor, but unfortunately they're all connected to the non-smoking areas, makes no sense.  Unfortunately it causes us to avoid the resorts altogether even though there are non-gaming and family friendly experiences we could enjoy.  It's just impossible to avoid.

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I would agree smokers spend more time in the casino then non-smokers. That is only because the smell runs us out. There is always the one smoker who let their cigarette burn in the ashtray or hold the cigarette in their hand away from their face but toward you.  I loved a casino, but my time depends on the amount of smoke.  Get rid of the smoke, more people would stay longer and play. 

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1 hour ago, basil said:

 Get rid of the smoke, more people would stay longer and play. 

Not sure about that....non smokers yes...but the smokers no...

You have to know that IF it would benefit Royal financially they would have done it long ago....so obviously they know that current status makes them more money.

 

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On 8/26/2019 at 7:23 AM, Traveler said:

10 days ago I had a one day connection in Hong Kong , due to the current situation there I decided to take a ferry to Macau . I found out that they  ban smoking in the casinos  few month ago. Let's see the revenue impact if  at all as if in Macau they can stop casino smoking successfuly they can for sure do it on RCL ships.

Wow !  I can’t imagine non smoking being very successfully anywhere is Asia and particularly in Macau !  Almost all men smoke from what I remember. It’s been a few years but - WOW. Very interesting. 

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That would be a definite plus if they would eliminate the smoking.  On our last cruise we didn't gamble at all because of the smoke and almost got sick walking thru the casino because fo the smoke.  And on Adventures of the Seas it doesn't stay in the casino, it was rising up into other areas of the ship.  Would love if they would eliminate the smoking in the casino  before our Allure of the Seas in December with the family.

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3 hours ago, monctonguy said:

Not sure about that....non smokers yes...but the smokers no...

You have to know that IF it would benefit Royal financially they would have done it long ago....so obviously they know that current status makes them more money.

 

I thought that way also. We have 3 casino's here that are smoking, and 1 casino across the border that is non-smoking. No matter what time I go (and it is a bit of a drive), it is just as packed as the smoking casino's. They do offer a smoking lounge that is not connected and it has those air tight doors so smoke cant get through. It would be nice if Royal came up with a happy medium, so they can equally take money from both smokers and non-smokers.

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Smokers seem to adjust. They tend to start off kicking and screaming but they adjust. When states all over the country started making smoking inside illegal. Smokers cried it would drastically hurt the bar & restaurant business but it didn’t. When cruise lines banned smoking first in cabins, then balconies and most indoor areas. The smokers still cruised. If they ban smoking in casino the smokers will adjust and still gamble. Only about 15% of the US population smokes any more. Non smoking casinos are coming just a matter of when! 

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6 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Wow !  I can’t imagine non smoking being very successfully anywhere is Asia and particularly in Macau !  Almost all men smoke from what I remember. It’s been a few years but - WOW. Very interesting. 

Time will tell , currently there is some decline in the revinew but not sure it's connected , I guess in a year or two we will know . For now it looks like every casino open smoking lounge in each corner , did not checked it so not sure how it works.

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1 hour ago, CoupleOfCruisers said:

Smokers seem to adjust. They tend to start off kicking and screaming but they adjust. When states all over the country started making smoking inside illegal. Smokers cried it would drastically hurt the bar & restaurant business but it didn’t. When cruise lines banned smoking first in cabins, then balconies and most indoor areas. The smokers still cruised. If they ban smoking in casino the smokers will adjust and still gamble. Only about 15% of the US population smokes any more. Non smoking casinos are coming just a matter of when! 

They tried in Atlantic City with super modern Ravel Casino which was 100% non smoking. It bankrupt after two or three years . I always think Royal need to try on one of the big ships non smoking Casino to see how it is going. 

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5 hours ago, Traveler said:

They tried in Atlantic City with super modern Ravel Casino which was 100% non smoking. It bankrupt after two or three years .

As a former Atlantic City casino employee, let me tell you unequivocally that there were approximately 423,654 things that were more influential in the Revel going under than their smoking policy...

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1 hour ago, KWofPerth said:

Never mind the casino, it should be banned on the pool deck! I was dismayed that there is a designated area for smoking in such a busy area of the ship. The more ostracised the smoking community becomes, the better [apologies to all smokers, nothing personal].

Never understood why they are allowing it in the big ship , they can restrict it to the deck above or even better to smoke lounge not were so many childrens are passing all the time

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12 hours ago, KWofPerth said:

Never mind the casino, it should be banned on the pool deck! I was dismayed that there is a designated area for smoking in such a busy area of the ship. The more ostracised the smoking community becomes, the better [apologies to all smokers, nothing personal].

Totally agree. Nearly half the pool deck is effectively off-limits for me due to smoke aggravating my asthma.

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