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by D$ » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:19 am
by pup » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:33 am
by paddio » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:58 am
Pup wrote:To be honest D, those cats shake me the wrong way.Their bill won't pass because it makes little sense. Approve casino gambling, but only for OUR casino, which we are going to put in the middle of bumfuck Ohio.The revenue sharing is a solid plan, based on per capita and all. But if you want them to work, put one in C-Town, one in C-Bus and one in Cincitucky. Make them the biggest baddest hotel and casinos in the midwest (Seneca Niagara on roids) and bring in outside money.
by skatingtripods » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:24 pm
by FUDU » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:01 pm
by paddio » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:21 pm
FUDU wrote:I'm only displeased with the location, location, location.Otherwise I like it, getting gambling in Ohio should be a very high priority.
by pup » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:28 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:This bill makes a hell of a lot more sense than any of the previous attempts.While it is in "Bumfuck, Ohio", that's also probably the cheapest place to get the land and most central to the areas that voting strongly against it, aside from Cuyahoga County. Putting it in Cuyahoga County is a losing proposition from the get-go and this group knows that. There is no way with the political leadership in this area that casino gambling would ever fly.I'm 100% in favor of gambling in the state of Ohio. The loss of money to out of state and out of country casinos is staggering. People are going to be compulsive gamblers, beat their wives/children, and raise divorce rates whether there's a casino 10 minutes away or 4 hours away. That's the only argument that opposition factions can throw at voters- the social consequences. But once again, the economic benefits, not to mention the increase in jobs, is much larger than potential social problems that already exist with or without a casino in Ohio.The distribution of money is a great idea, but they also need to get voters to understand the system and how it works. For the idiots out there that say, "The lottery was supposed to do the same thing", they are just a microcosm of the state's issues as a whole. Casinos bring in lots of residual money from four/five-star hotels, conventions, entertainment, and the like. The project even includes a future superspeedway race track for NASCAR, big big money. Plus golf courses and the like.It's a sound proposal and one that will probably fail because of the ass backwards state of affairs in Ohio.
by skatingtripods » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:38 pm
Pup wrote:I agree with most of what you say. The only problem in passing this bill is: The bill strictly states they will be the ONLY casino in the state. That isn't gonna fly. Who else gets to open a business and have it law that they get zero competition? It will destroy the chances of ever having casino anywhere it matters. Like around people.
You have to get gambling legal in the State. Once that happens, someone can get the work going on making it legal in Cuyahoga Count. Someone could probably run at that fact alone, have sound legitimate proposals for how the money would be used (schools?) and bring this city out of the hole.But for that to happen, you can't lock down the law to only allow 1 casino.
by D$ » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:54 am
by pup » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:22 am
Authorize no more than one privately-owned Ohio casino in the State of Ohio to be operated legally at a specified site in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of State Route 73 and Interstate 71 in Chester Township, Clinton County
by peeker643 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:48 am
Pup wrote:From the first paragraph of the petition:Authorize no more than one privately-owned Ohio casino in the State of Ohio to be operated legally at a specified site in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of State Route 73 and Interstate 71 in Chester Township, Clinton County.
by FUDU » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:58 am
paddio wrote:FUDU wrote:I'm only displeased with the location, location, location.Otherwise I like it, getting gambling in Ohio should be a very high priority. I agree getting this done is a top priority. I don't think people realize how much revenue leaves Ohio every day to casino's in Detroit, Indiana etc... Hell I see bus loads of people going to the Detroit casino's all the time on the west side of the state
by D$ » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:26 am
Provide that, if other casino operations are ever subsequently permitted at any additional sites in the State of Ohio, the tax on Gross Casino Receipts at the casino authorized by this section shall not exceed the lesser of twenty-five percent or the percentage payable by any other casino operations subsequently authorized.
by skatingtripods » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:32 pm
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