Wisconsin smoking ban won’t affect tribal casinos


A bill that bans smoking in public places won’t affect tribal casinos in Wisconsin. Tribes could pass their own smoking laws or address the issue in the Class III gaming compact.

“If all the tribes agreed in a compact that the casinos would be smoke free, obviously, we would be following that,” James Reiter, the general manager of Menominee Casino Bingo Hotel, told WLUK-TV.

The Menominee Nation limits smoking in certain parts of the casino and will add more smoke-free areas as part of a $73 million renovation.