Honestly I rarely buy books. I do a ton of reading online each day but haven’t purchased a book in several years. I’m still subscribed to our local newspaper. So it’s not like I’m against reading. The book above is written by someone I have crossed paths with only once. Since I just got the book today I can’t give readers a review of the contents. I can tell you the subject is one that is highly debated and has many different points of view. Like many other things in life this is something many people find laughable. At this time I’m not going into my thoughts pro or con. I’m just promoting a book I feel will offer a good read with some interesting stories.
In relation to the story above. When I wrote it and to this day it is almost impossible to find empty hotel rooms at regional casinos. This includes the ones in Illinois that offer accommodations. Yet Illinois casinos have continued to complain that the smoking ban has hurt business. In one Iowa casino that allows smoking I have seen the amount of customers drop. So I’d say that the industry has been hurt more by the economic downturn. Even with this in mind it is rare to be able to book a room a few days before your visit. I’m still seeing a need to book at least a month in advance at the majority of properties I give my business to.