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Old 12-16-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Jawjah
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Instead of a casino, perhaps Norcross should attract the new Falcons stadium.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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More HOPE money we have, the more bright kids we keep in Georgia, the stronger Georgia schools get(and not just UGA and Georgia Tech), the more high paying jobs we attract. The faster the population grows, the more developed we become. Sooner or later we won't be a land of honey boo-boo, Paula Dean and bad rappers.


If it can work, make it happen.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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If it can work, make it happen.
It can't work because people like me will continue to go to Las Vegas to do our gambling.

A casino in Norcross will just be a new center to attract the Honey Boo Boos, Paula Deans, and bad rappers. You can't possibly think that high quality gamblers are going to go somewhere that all they can do is play lotto machines and have to pay for drinks. Not going to happen.

The only way it can work is if you have full high stakes table games, world class shopping, and something the casino can comp that quality gamblers would be interested in. A free night at a 3 star Marriott off Jimmy Carter probably isn't going to do the trick.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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It can't work because people like me will continue to go to Las Vegas to do our gambling.

A casino in Norcross will just be a new center to attract the Honey Boo Boos, Paula Deans, and bad rappers. You can't possibly think that high quality gamblers are going to go somewhere that all they can do is play lotto machines and have to pay for drinks. Not going to happen.
Let em! They'll support our students. That's all I care about. Things will run their course after that. We need to save the HOPE scholarship.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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Well, that's fine, but if that's the kind of people we're going after, let's build it in Forest Park.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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Developer O'Leary loses land targeted for $1B gambling complex - Atlanta Business Chronicle

So it's probably a safe bet that this project is a no-go.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Instead of a casino, perhaps Norcross should attract the new Falcons stadium.
Norcross doesn't have the infrastructure to handle something like that. Also, where would the people eat?
Since we, the people of GA, will be voting on Horse Racing soon. It could be site of the state's first horse racing venue?
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Whoa, horse racing?! I would love that! Very exciting and fun to watch even if your aren't gambling. Not to mention it can be family friendly.

In Houston, they had horse and greyhound racing, but no casinos. I think this would be a positive addition to the state.

Isn't there some horse track east of Atlanta that never gets used? MAKE IT SO GEORGIA
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Jawjah
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Norcross doesn't have the infrastructure to handle something like that. Also, where would the people eat?
Since we, the people of GA, will be voting on Horse Racing soon. It could be site of the state's first horse racing venue?
Where would the people eat? I am not sure what you mean. There are lots of good restaurants in downtown Norcross, lots of great ethnic options on Jimmy Carter boulevard, a decent number of restaurants in Peachtree Corners, etc.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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Where would the people eat? I am not sure what you mean. There are lots of good restaurants in downtown Norcross, lots of great ethnic options on Jimmy Carter boulevard, a decent number of restaurants in Peachtree Corners, etc.
Downtown Norcross couldn't handle 10,000 people at once. Traffic would be hell on JCB.
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