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Old 09-23-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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I'm watching the news and I noticed that voters in Lyon County, IA have approved a new Casino/Resort/Hotel. It'll be right on the SD/IA border near Larchwood, about 10 miles east of Sioux Falls. Here's a link.
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Are there any people on the forum that are from the NW IA area? What are your comments on it?
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Des Moines
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This isn't a done deal yet. An additional state gaming license still has to be issued by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. I doubt they would authorize a new casino anywhere else in the state right now, but the lure of drawing in 250,000 South Dakotans right across the border may be too much for the Gaming Commission to resist.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:31 PM
 
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Yeah, my thoughts exactly. It should be interesting to see how everything turns out.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I have some relatives in that county who are for it. They are for it for the economic opportunities that would come. I am for it too. This part of Iowa does not have very many casinos, except for the riverboat down in Sioux City and casinos down by Onawa and Sloan (which are more in the west-central portion of the state). The location of the casino may make it favorable for the gaming commission to approve it.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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Default Lyon County Resident NOT excited about casino

I am a resident of Lyon County and am very upset about the casino coming to our county. I have heard stories of this type of thing happening in other counties where "they" make it sound very good for the community and how it will bring millions but when it actually comes the county does not see the money and it only brings bigger problems. I am prepared to fight for our farmland because this definatly seems like a HUGE waste of valuble land!!! I think this issue is far from over..............
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:00 PM
 
Location: IN
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That metro area around Sioux Falls south to the Sioux City metro seems to be in economic development hyperdrive mode lately with the oil refinery and now the casino proposal. These projects will add a good amount of jobs, but I was shocked at how much prime agricultural land could be lost around the refinery area in Union County.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Des Moines
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I am a resident of Lyon County and am very upset about the casino coming to our county. I have heard stories of this type of thing happening in other counties where "they" make it sound very good for the community and how it will bring millions but when it actually comes the county does not see the money and it only brings bigger problems. I am prepared to fight for our farmland because this definatly seems like a HUGE waste of valuble land!!! I think this issue is far from over..............
The majority of the voting public of Lyon County overwhelmingly supported gambling in a democratic vote, with high voter turnout nonetheless. This sounds like sour grapes from the losing side of the fence. Does the casino in rural Worth County or Emmetsburg have a large negative effect on the poverty rate and crime rate there, or is this is a moral issue about gambling?
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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My relatives live on the land next to the proposed location of the casino. I just want everyone to take a moment and think about this.....a casino going up in YOUR backyard where your young children play......is this really how you want them to grow up. I know all of the benefits it could have on the community and how awesome it looks but i don't think any of you actually live next to where the casino is being built.....I think it would affect you all a little big differently if it was going up next to your house on the farmland that you rent to grow corn and make money for your family.......just giving you something to think about.........
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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Casinos are nothing but social security sink holes and a way to suck more money out of the private sector. Thankfully we don't have one in CR yet.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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The majority of the voting public of Lyon County overwhelmingly supported gambling in a democratic vote, with high voter turnout nonetheless. This sounds like sour grapes from the losing side of the fence. Does the casino in rural Worth County or Emmetsburg have a large negative effect on the poverty rate and crime rate there, or is this is a moral issue about gambling?
Well...my parents who live in a small town in Worth County, just got city water. The town has never had a city water system before (all homes had wells). Who footed the bill to make this possible? The casino.
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