Saturday, February 07, 2009

Horseshoe Casino Still Smokin'

My wife and I had the opportunity to visit Horseshoe (formally Caesar's) Indiana the other night, courtesy of the fine people at LEO Weekly. We were given two tickets to see Cheech and Chong perform in the ballroom. It was a great show. I had not been to the casino in several years, so it was the first time I had seen the casino and related facilities since the changeover to the Horseshoe brand. Not a big deal, in my opinion. The biggest difference, and my strongest complaint, is that there seems to be more cigarette smoke in the place that at any other time I had ever visited. I was sickened by the thick, rancid clouds of smoke. At first I chalked it up to people smoking those cheap-ass, off-brand cigarettes, but it was really because 9 out of 10 people in the place were smoking. I was sick all day yesterday from being in there, and that is unusual for me.

There was zero circulation of the air on the gambling boat, and you could actually see a haze in the air, not only aboard the vessel but in the areas leading up to it. Then today I read this report on that details an unpopular plan to ban smoking in Indiana. I hope it passes. Not only would it improve the chances that I would go back to Horseshoe within the next 5 years, it would level the playing field should Louisville ever get a casino. The air situation at Horseshoe is being badly managed.

What are your thoughts on smoking in casinos?


  1. it should be stopped.i would spend much more time there if there wasn't so much smoke.i can't hardly breathe over there.

  2. They are on Crack if they think I'm going over there to breath that shit.