Smoking Ban Burns Windsor Bingo Parlours - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

WINDSOR, Ontario As reported by the Canadian Press: "Nearly a month into Ontario's smoking ban, Windsor bingo hall operators say many Michigan customers are staying home.

"Business has dropped so much at some bingo parlours that owners are considering layoffs and at least one may close its doors, according to a report Monday in The Detroit News.

"...Bingo parlour operators predicted a drop in customers when Ontario enacted a ban on smoking in all public buildings on May 31.

"No specific figures are available on just how many fewer Michigan customers are visiting the bingo halls, but owners contend it's a substantial number..."

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