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Unread 10-27-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Not sure about the exact % but I believe a significant number of gamblers in Las Vegas are there as part of a convention/trade show/business meeting which provides a captive audience. The individual vacationer or someone who is there just for gambling is a smaller number.

It is no coincidence that major conventions often flip between Orlando one year and Las Vegas the following year, the meeting planners will tell you that attendance at the conventions are significantly higher when it is in one of these two locations.

Biloxi, Atlantic City and smaller markets target smaller and more regional conventions.
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Unread 10-27-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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If it's good for the convention business and doesn't present a public safety problem I say do it. Folks who find it against their religion need not participate.
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Unread 10-27-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Post a link showing this....
Here is one.http://www.getgovernmentoutofgambling.org/21-reasons/

Last edited by pvande55; 10-27-2011 at 04:25 PM.. Reason: Forgot link
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Unread 10-27-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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I agree with the emerging consensus here: if they're going to go for a casino, they need to go real and big. Electronic machines alone will make for a lame casino; I'd rather see table games and the related live show and entertainment options. It actually makes sense, if done classily, for downtown tourism and conventioners.

If I have a vote on this matter, I'd only support it if they were going for the real thing.
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If it's good for the convention business and doesn't present a public safety problem I say do it. Folks who find it against their religion need not participate.
There was a study a while back polling people coming here for conventions and they stated that there was nothing to keep them here for the weekend. I am personally not a gambler, but have no issues with those that do. I can see it being a draw for tourists who would spend their money - thus generating revenue in sales and sales tax.

Personally, I would love to see some Vegas like shows too
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Unread 10-27-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Not sure about the exact % but I believe a significant number of gamblers in Las Vegas are there as part of a convention/trade show/business meeting which provides a captive audience. The individual vacationer or someone who is there just for gambling is a smaller number.

It is no coincidence that major conventions often flip between Orlando one year and Las Vegas the following year, the meeting planners will tell you that attendance at the conventions are significantly higher when it is in one of these two locations.

Biloxi, Atlantic City and smaller markets target smaller and more regional conventions.
But Orlando and Las Vegas are huge vacation/entertainment meccas. I don't see Atlanta putting in a casino or two will significantly raise Atlanta's profile up to their level. It wouldn't hurt but Atlanta would need a lot more.

What has worked for Atlanta's convention business in the past and perhaps still does today is Atlanta's sex industry. The Atlanta Convention and Tourist Bureau will want to talk up the city's restaurants, shopping, clubs, museums, and aquarium but Atlanta's sex industry is Atlanta' dirty secret that has attracted conventioneers. Probably true of Vegas as well.
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Unread 10-27-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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There was a study a while back polling people coming here for conventions and they stated that there was nothing to keep them here for the weekend. I am personally not a gambler, but have no issues with those that do. I can see it being a draw for tourists who would spend their money - thus generating revenue in sales and sales tax.

Personally, I would love to see some Vegas like shows too
Atlanta would have to develop a large casino district to merit Las Vegas like shows.
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Unread 10-27-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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i also THOUGHT casinos are legal as long as they are on the water?
Casinos are highly regulated businessess by State Gaming Commissions. The casino operator must then apply to open a casino in that state. There can be various rules as to how many casinos an operator (i.e. MGM) can own in any one state etc.

In Mississippi (and perhaps other states) when casinos were first authorized, a compromise was made with the social conservatives to limit casinos to water based only (in theory this would limit the expansion of casinos in the state). It was a silly idea because the barges were technically on the water but fixed such they never left dock.

Hurricane Katrina did significant damage to these "water" based casinos and the state lost significant (HUGE) tax dollars during the rebuilding period. The state has since revised its requirements to allow for casinos to be built on actual land (although there are still certain restrictions). The state does not want to be at risk for the loss of tax dollars in the future.
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Unread 10-27-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I never seen a bad element in Vegas or Dover, Delaware.
Are you serious? Please stop the BS...

All you have to do is walk the strip and you will see all sorts of seedy people.

Hell, the "porn slappers" qualify if you ask me, you wont find anything like that anywhere else in the world.

True story, my first night in Vegas, some time in the early 90's before it blew up. First night, drunk, walking back from Stardust to Ballys where I was staying, was propositioned TWICE, right there on the strip.

I go to vegas at least once a year, every time I get propositioned for something (drugs, hookers, etc)

I am not anti-gambling at all, but I think you will never see Georgia politicians approve this because they are all ****ing prudes...
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Unread 10-28-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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Are you serious? Please stop the BS...

All you have to do is walk the strip and you will see all sorts of seedy people.

Hell, the "porn slappers" qualify if you ask me, you wont find anything like that anywhere else in the world.

True story, my first night in Vegas, some time in the early 90's before it blew up. First night, drunk, walking back from Stardust to Ballys where I was staying, was propositioned TWICE, right there on the strip.

I go to vegas at least once a year, every time I get propositioned for something (drugs, hookers, etc)

I am not anti-gambling at all, but I think you will never see Georgia politicians approve this because they are all ****ing prudes...
Man you need to venture outside of your suburban kingdom and see the real world. If you have ever been overseas outside of Europe everything is for sale and it isn't taboo like it is here in the U.S. Go spend a couple of weeks in Bangkok and tell me Vegas is tame compared to it.

Also all you have to do is say NO!!!
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Unread 10-28-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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Are you serious? Please stop the BS...

All you have to do is walk the strip and you will see all sorts of seedy people.

Hell, the "porn slappers" qualify if you ask me, you wont find anything like that anywhere else in the world.

True story, my first night in Vegas, some time in the early 90's before it blew up. First night, drunk, walking back from Stardust to Ballys where I was staying, was propositioned TWICE, right there on the strip.

I go to vegas at least once a year, every time I get propositioned for something (drugs, hookers, etc)

I am not anti-gambling at all, but I think you will never see Georgia politicians approve this because they are all ****ing prudes...
I've been propositioned on the streets of NYC, DC and here in Atlanta as well. I'm pretty sexy so I understand it but it's not relegated to Vegas.
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