Gamblers at mountain casinos who want to take a smoke break may have to wander just one inch outside the door next year.
A statewide smoking ban will be expanded to casinos in Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City beginning January first. The law requires smokers to stand at least 15 feet away from entrances but gives cities the authority to change the distance.
Central City officials have approved an ordinance that changes the required distance from a public entrance from 15 feet to one inch. Their counterparts in Black Hawk and Cripple Creek are working on similar adjustments.
Representatives in the three cities want to reduce the distance because space along sidewalks is limited.
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