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Old 12-07-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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I must say that I'm suprised for a city the size of Lafayette that it does not have a casino.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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No casino?! That would draw much more tourism and tax revenue but Lafayette (IMO) shouldn't get that type of image by a large casino being built there. It's much more tied to being the major cajun capitol of the state, let New Orleans and Shreveport keep the major casinos.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I must say that I'm suprised for a city the size of Lafayette that it does not have a casino.
Casino gambling was disallowed by the Lafayette Parish voters in 1996. If I recall, Evangeline Downs announced the addition of a casino and everybody went nuts, so the track moved to Opelousas and built their casino.

Nice buffet, by the way...
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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No offense to anyone who lives with one but to me casinos, at least large clusters of them in one place, are a great way for places with no history/culture/other goings on to make something out of nothing. Las Vegas was only desert prior to the construction of casinos. I'm sure a lot of people in Lafayette would feel as though their city was being "pimped" if they brought casinos into town. Besides, that type of tourism wouldn't really florish when people from East Texas can just drive to Lake Charles or Shreveport instead. For example, New Orleans' Harrah's Casino isn't even doing that well because there is so much else to do. If there was a lot more competition they'd be screwed.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Casino gambling was disallowed by the Lafayette Parish voters in 1996. If I recall, Evangeline Downs announced the addition of a casino and everybody went nuts, so the track moved to Opelousas and built their casino.

Nice buffet, by the way...
hmmmm......I don't think I heard that one. I wonder why that is? I guess that's a good thing for us b/c I mean Lake Charles DOES need something to bring money to their city.

As for the buffet comment? Are you referring to Lauberge du lac or Isle of Capri?
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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No casino?! That would draw much more tourism and tax revenue but Lafayette (IMO) shouldn't get that type of image by a large casino being built there. It's much more tied to being the major cajun capitol of the state, let New Orleans and Shreveport keep the major casinos.
true, you have a point.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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As for the buffet comment? Are you referring to Lauberge du lac or Isle of Capri?
Evangeline Downs casino in Opelousas. Probably not as good as the ones you cited in LC, so maybe a road trip is in order.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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I've never been to the casino in Opelousas, I"ll have to make a trip one of these days.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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ED is a video crack parlor at best.

Real casinos have blackjack dealers with a two deck shoe.

:/

The reason Lafayette doesn't have a casino?
Too conservative for that.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Lafayette? Too conservative? I thought Lake Charles would have been more conservative. Go figure.
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