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Carson Nugget opens smoke-free room

30 April 2007

NEVADA – As reported by the Reno Gazette Journal: "The Carson Nugget celebrated the grand opening of its new smoke-free slot area last week, marking the first stage in a complete renovation of the half-century-old casino.

"'There have been smoke-free areas at other casinos that have come and gone,' said director of promotions Kelly Brant.

"…Many 'smokeless' gambling areas simply use walls or other physical barriers to keep fumes out, a strategy that is unreliable at best, Brant said.

"The Nugget's new 3,000-square-foot space relies instead on a positive pressure ventilation system that forces air to circulate away from nonsmoking spaces. In addition to being more effective, the plan allows designers to keep the area open, Brant said.

"…The room features some 70 machines, including new favorites Red Hot Jackpot and GameKing 6.0, which for some customers are as large a draw as the clean air, Brant said. Also of note are the Color Kinetics lighting system, which varies the room's ambient lighting effects at regular intervals, and the Double H smoke-free bar, which uses fresh produce and herbs in its drinks…"

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