Casinos Gamble On Smoking, Osmonds

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The nation's gambling palaces are setting their course for hard times. In Atlantic City, N.J., officials repealed a smoking ban less than two weeks after it took effect. Officials say they don't want to hurt the economy by driving smokers away from the tables. In Las Vegas, the Flamingo is asking two entertainers to do their part. Donny and Marie Osmond have extended their variety show for two more years.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Our nation's gambling palaces are setting a course for hard times. Atlantic City repealed a smoking ban less than two weeks after it took effect. Officials say they don't want to hurt the economy by driving smokers away from the tables. You may hurt your lungs, but you're helping your country. In Las Vegas, the Flamingo Casino is asking two entertainers to do their part. Donny and Marie have extended their variety show for two more years. It's Morning Edition.

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