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Old 06-28-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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i'm not necessarily opposed to additional gambling options in CA, but i do think that gambling (like the lottery) becomes a poor man's tax, as those who are financially sound are usually smart enough not to gamble their livelihood away. having said that, i have to say it's quite interesting how all casinos in CA are either located in the middle of the desert or in the 'hood.
There are a lot of casinos in San Diego county [mostly up near the foothills\ mountains]. There must be quite a few tribes in that area. I know there are a good number of casinos in northern California as well. Typically, most casinos seem to be in the desert since that was the rotten land the U.S. gave to these tribes when their land was taken from them in the 1800's.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:14 AM
 
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Las Vegas really is a big suburb of Los Angeles . The point is that Vegas is filled with LA area people who REGULARLY visit Vegas and have tons of points racked up on their account who either by the hours long drive, or, even better, the 45 minute flight. Friday-Sunday has a sea California licence plate vehicles, and they aint from San Fran or even San Diego. For many, the Indian casinos don't come up to par with Vegas. So, uh, Vegas, baby!!
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Cali
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I think a Indian casino/hotel in the Antelope valley would be good for starters.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Jobs created by casinos don't help to create something new. Why would anyone want them as a means to create wealth for an area? Casinos take wealth away from the masses and places that wealth into the hands of the few.

You want to create jobs? Make changes in how the state treats business. Get rid of business taxation and get rid of the red tape in operating a business and poof all of a sudden business flows to California, jobs are created and we start to become the economic power that we used to be.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:42 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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we already have casinos in LA: commerce, hollywood park, and hustler to name a few. in fact, i think i read that commerce has the largest poker room in the world.
Don't forget the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Crystal Casino in Compton.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Jobs created by casinos don't help to create something new. Why would anyone want them as a means to create wealth for an area? Casinos take wealth away from the masses and places that wealth into the hands of the few.
This is precisely why I never visit casinos, play slots nor play the lotto ... All of these are means of exploitation of the poor and I refuse to participate. Isn't it ironic that the areas in LA county with casinos are high crime areas?
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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This is precisely why I never visit casinos, play slots nor play the lotto ... All of these are means of exploitation of the poor and I refuse to participate. Isn't it ironic that the areas in LA county with casinos are high crime areas?
Is Gardena a high crime area?
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Is Gardena a high crime area?
I dunno much about the City of Gardena but it's not somewhere where I'd like to live. Nevertheless, the other areas in LA county that have casinos are high crime areas ...
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I dunno much about the City of Gardena but it's not somewhere where I'd like to live. Nevertheless, the other areas in LA county that have casinos are high crime areas ...
I think you are correct. I just looked up the locations of the 7 casinos in metro LA and they are located in Commerce, Compton, Inglewood, Cudahy, Bell Gardens and 2 in Gardena. I don't think Gardena is a high crime area though.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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I think you are correct. I just looked up the locations of the 7 casinos in metro LA and they are located in Commerce, Compton, Inglewood, Cudahy, Bell Gardens and 2 in Gardena. I don't think Gardena is a high crime area though.
You forgot to mention Hawaiian Gardens.
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