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Old 02-18-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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I heard somewhere that some investers from Las Vegas were trying to build a casino here in town, does any one know about this?
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Unless the law changes in TX, there will not be any casions.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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LV Sands runs some very nice casino resorts. They have proposed building 4 across the state. This will not happen with some of the current state officials in office. If done properly this could be a great thing for the city.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:27 PM
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I saw the televised news about the Sands corporation wanting to open casinos in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and maybe S. Padre, too. The Sands runs the Venetian Hotel in LV and the new one, The Palazzo, next to it--both very classy, upscale ventures. Although, as I recall from the news program, polling showed that around 86% of Texans would approve such a bill to allow casinos to operate in Texax, Gov. Rick Perry, when asked, said that he would not approve such a bill. Why, I wonder?

Call me cynical, but I can't imagine the casinos being kept out of Texas for much longer, if the "certain right people" will have a stake in the profit of such enterprises. Residents in Texas go to neighboring states to wine and dine and gamble; why not improve our own tax base?
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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I think casinos are a blemish... usually people with limited funds visit these places in hopes of striking it big but instead they walk away broke. The only individuals that win are the casino owners... same with the lottery (the poorest people usually send the greatest amount of money out of hope and desperation only to end up with less in their pockets). Gambling is a destructive addiction and is actually considered an addiction just like alcohol and drug addiction. I think it is exploitation.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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I also find gambling disgusting and feel very dirty when I go to Vegas and watch the people gamble, BUT people here will gamble and the city/state are losing out on a large source of revenue by not allowing it.. Downtown could seriously use a few nice looking buildings too.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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Lousiana would take a serious financial hit if they allow gambling in TX.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Meh! Gambling isn't my thing. Besides isn't gambling illegal in Texas? I mean besides state-sanctioned gambling (think lottery). Wasn't there some talk a few years ago about investors wanting to build a casino on the Riverwalk?

I think casinos in SA would be a bad idea. Too many people who have no business gambling would throw all their money away looking for that one BIG win!
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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That's just Darwinism in action, nothing wrong with that..
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Hey I don't care what casino they bring as long as they have a poker room. I need someplace closer to practice my pro poker playing skills.
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