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Old 05-17-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Cannot understand what you mean. Can you try rewriting that in an intelligible manner?

If a Casino is builted there crime rate would doubled even though it is high now. Atlantic City crime is almost high as Bport and New Haven with the casinos here peak population can reach up to 200,000 in AC during months like these. Proverty rate in Bport is 25% we don't need more low income folks in gambling but good side it provide some jobs to the area.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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What about that Steel Pointe area close to U.I. and I-95? Looks to be a lot of open space there!

I agree that Kent would be a bad idea, but Bridgeport would work.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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What about that Steel Pointe area close to U.I. and I-95? Looks to be a lot of open space there!

I agree that Kent would be a bad idea, but Bridgeport would work.

Brass Pro Shop take 50-60% of Space right so that NO for a caisno but Brass Pro Shop not in construction

What about Waterbury ? 1-84 acesss
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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Twenty years ago, Donald Trump had big plans for a Bridgeport casino/ resort, etc. on the waterfront. He wanted Pleasure Beach ( about 40 acres that the city owns), plus another 60 acres . He was trying to get the city to take the other 60 acres by eminent domain. Much of his plan hinged on waterfront port development to bring in high speed ferries & cruise ships.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I don't understand why every one tries to chase casino money. If there are more casino's that doesn't mean there will be more gamblers/customers. They are going to be carving up the pie into more pieces.
I think if they really want some new revenue they should legalize sports betting. I'd be willing to put $50 down on an NFL game once in a while.

I visited Atlantic City about 15 years ago. The place is a hole except for the actual casinos. I don't know if the highway is still set up this way, but if you approach AC from the west (for example, from Philly, PA). The highway goes over the city (ghetto areas) and dumps you onto Atlantic Ave. There's a big welcome sign saying something like "Welcome to Atlantic City" as you get off the highway.

Futhermore, if you walk down Atlantic Ave the casinos are on the east side of the street (facing the boardwalk and ocean) and on the west side there are pawn shops and strip clubs. This is exactly what Bridgeport will turn into if they build a casino there.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Bottom of the Ocean
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If a Casino is builted there crime rate would doubled even though it is high now. Atlantic City crime is almost high as Bport and New Haven with the casinos here peak population can reach up to 200,000 in AC during months like these. Proverty rate in Bport is 25% we don't need more low income folks in gambling but good side it provide some jobs to the area.
East Side bport casino? Where crime is doubled?? Whats your opinion?
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Futhermore, if you walk down Atlantic Ave the casinos are on the east side of the street (facing the boardwalk and ocean) and on the west side there are pawn shops and strip clubs. This is exactly what Bridgeport will turn into if they build a casino there.
Would that be better or worse than Bridgeport today?
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Looks like CT will have a total of 5-gaming facilities within our borders if the lawmakers have tier way.

I understand the loose concept of the "they will take jobs away bologna" but come on.."The facilities, whose locations are not yet determined, would include slots and possibly table games, but no hotel, and likely no entertainment venues." (3 new gaming facilities proposed for Connecticut | WWLP.com) WHAT?!! The only reason I go to the casino and put $20 into a machine is because an entertainer brought me there in the first place.

The casinos are losing money year over year. Adding more of something does not make it all of a sudden a winner. Not to mention it sounds like a half-*** "casino" we'll throw up in an old auto dealership just because Springfield is built one. HUH?

So they (MA) puts up a Ruth Chris and to compete we (CT) put up a McDonalds. If MA Casino has more value to me I will drive that extra 10-minutes.

Casinos are built on the backs of the poor. Please no more casinos, or parlors, in CT.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Northern Fairfield Co.
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"Close to NY border" I'm pretty sure means Kent. There's been talk about a schaghticoke casino for as long as I can remember. Would be a sin in my opinion if they put a casino there. Such a charming, quaint town...
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: CT, New England
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Seriously. Can we build something more worthwhile than casinos? I'm all for giving up land to the Native American remnants in Kent, Trumbull, wherever, but, build something prettier than Casinos.
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