Harrah's Celebrates Smoke-Free Section -- By Creating Fake Clouds?

As of tomorrow, the Harrah's Casino in Maryland Heights will have the "largest, most easily accessed, full-scale nonsmoking section in Missouri," or so Harrah's tells us. For all you gamblers who are sick of dodging chain-smoking old ladies working the slot machines, this surely counts as a "YAY!"


Harrah's is celebrating this new improvement with one of the weirdest things we've ever heard: They're creating clouds.

Not clouds of smoke, apparently -- but rather four-foot clouds of bubble.

Check out this video for a preview of the bizarre sky display:

The celebratory non-smoking clouds, Harrah's tells us, are filled with helium, and will be capable of rising 20,000 feet in the air -- and traveling up to 30 miles.

Harrah's will be releasing them over the casino tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., with a new cloud release every fifteen seconds until noon. There will be a second series of releases beginning at 4 p.m.

So if you see some weird looking foamy shapes hovering overhead tomorrow, don't be alarmed: It's all about saving your lungs even while emptying your pockets. Because, you know, nothing says "smoke-free slot machine" like a soapy, snowflake-shaped bit of faux-cumulus.

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Sarah Fenske

Sarah Fenske is the executive editor of Euclid Media Group, overseeing publications in eight cities. She is the former host of St. Louis on the Air and was previously editor-in-chief of the RFT and the LA Weekly. She lives in St. Louis.
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