Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton announced via a social media post Tuesday that it will be 100% smoke-free starting Wednesday, July 15.
"Guests will no longer be able to smoke inside of the building," stated the Facebook post. "We believe that this is the best decision for us to ensure the safety and security of our guests and employees."
Guests will still be able to smoke outside of the building and rent designated smoking rooms in the hotel.
In response to a question in the comment section of the post, the casino added that "at this time, this is a temporary decision."
Black Bear Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, which also operates the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth. All floors of Fond-du-Luth are smoke-free.