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Casino Plans Sprout in US as States Seek Revenue

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:22 AM
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All I can say is whoo#inhoo!! Finally a casino close to home that I can call my own. I know some of you will not be as excited as I am about this news and I understand your concerns but I welcome the casinos anyway. I love poker and I love playing poker in a casino. So lets keep our fingers crossed for more poker rooms! Do it!

Casino Plans Sprout in US as States Seek Revenue


abcnews.go.com...


A Malaysian company's plan to build a $4 billion convention center and big-time casino on the outskirts of New York City could be the biggest shot fired yet in a tourism arms race that has seen a growing number of Eastern states embrace gambling as a way to lure visitors and drum up revenue.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that he would work with the Genting Group, one of the world's largest and most successful gambling companies, to transform the storied, but sleepy, Aqueduct horse track into a megaplex that would eventually include the nation's largest convention center, 3,000 hotel rooms, and a major expansion of a casino that began operating at the site in October.


The proposal came less than two months after once-puritanical Massachusetts passed a law allowing up to three resort casinos, plus a slot machine parlor, at locations around the state.


Ohio is poised to see its first commercial casinos open this year, after voters approved up to four gambling halls in 2009. Maryland's first casino opened last year, with more on the way. Pennsylvania's first casinos opened in 2006, and already the state is threatening to surpass Atlantic City as the nation's second-largest gambling market.


And in Florida, lawmakers are hotly debating a whopper of a bill that would allow up to three multibillion-dollar casinos, plus additional slot machines at dog and horse tracks. Genting appears confident the law will pass. It has already spent around $450 million to acquire waterfront property in Miami, where it wants to build a $3.8 billion complex that would include a casino, dozens of restaurants and a shopping mall.




posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:30 AM
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Yea, casinos are gonna go viral soon, may not be great for the big venues in LV and AC, as well as all the air miles people put on to visit those places.

Here in Massachusetts, the town of Foxboro recently turned down an offer at town meeting that would have ok'd a large casino and hotel complex across the street from Gillette stadium (Patriots). The jury still not totally out on this one. I personally think they are crazy, the jobs and money into that town would be incredible on top of what they already have.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:33 AM
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I could see that, casinos going viral. There is internet poker, blackjack, slots, etc, already, so why not? I would embrace an online Foxwoods ran gambling website. I trust Foxwoods, the same cannot be said for many poker sites, the most recent being Full Tilt. I don't do internet poker much anymore.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 03:02 AM
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Originally posted by Swills
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I could see that, casinos going viral. There is internet poker, blackjack, slots, etc, already, so why not? I would embrace an online Foxwoods ran gambling website. I trust Foxwoods, the same cannot be said for many poker sites, the most recent being Full Tilt. I don't do internet poker much anymore.


Foxwoods is nice, but off in the wilderness.... When you get the urge to play some slots or blackjack, the drive takes some of the wind out of your sails. I do not know if I would trust any online gaming, just too much hidden to make it seem on the up and up. A full online sports bet would be great though, not much you can mess with there.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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I see casinos as another bad habit for the local populous. As soon as a casino popped up in my area people I know grew addicted to gambling to the point that they visit the casino religiously. watch out if you hit the jackpot, my mother hit a 3 mil jackpot and was denied the payout due to one of the symbles not quite lining up, they claimed it was a malfunction. She did get a sweet 50 dollar gift card and a night stay at their hotel haha.. booo


 
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Gambling addiction is definitely one of the big Cons against having a casino, but to be honest, you can't save everyone from themselves. There is addiction in every facet of life that we must deal with, if it's not one thing it'll be another. But aside from that, I'm not worried about jackpots myself, since I don't play any casino games or slot machines. I'm strictly a poker player and when poker players hit their jackpots (High Hand Jackpot or Bad Beat Jackpot) we get paid that day.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by strafgod
I see casinos as another bad habit for the local populous. As soon as a casino popped up in my area people I know grew addicted to gambling to the point that they visit the casino religiously. watch out if you hit the jackpot, my mother hit a 3 mil jackpot and was denied the payout due to one of the symbles not quite lining up, they claimed it was a malfunction. She did get a sweet 50 dollar gift card and a night stay at their hotel haha.. booo


 
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Wow I heard about this, that was your mom? What a small world...



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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how are we going to gamble there?

we are all broke..

well us 99%rs are...

who are they building them for?



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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Learn 2 Texas Hold Em' and build up your bankroll!



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