Casino exempt from smoking ban

The state-owned Holland Casino in Groningen does not have to ban smoking, a court in Groningen ruled on Tuesday. The case was brought by 45-year-old table manager Fokko Meins who blamed the smoky working conditions for his lung problems.

The court ruled it would be ‘too complicated’ for the casino to go smoke-free. Under Dutch law, workers must be guaranteed a smoke-free environment with the exception of people working in the catering trade.

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