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Old 07-15-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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Default Gambling in Galveston!

I've been thinking about starting a grass-roots campaign to push for casinos in Galveston. I know that we Texans have a leave us alone....we'll fix it ourselves attitude but, this seems to me like a great way to stimulate economic growth for the entire area. Pipe in and let me know what you think. Is this something that's impossible or a project who's time has come?
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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I thought someone had already started some kind of push to get gambling back in Galveston a few years ago. I don't know if it was Tillman Fretitta or not but someone or group has organized for it. Might search and see who it is and join them. Might as well combine the efforts.

Here you go:
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=6506818
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:09 AM
 
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Once even local busionesses and restaurnats saw what Casions in AQtlantic city did to local businesses there is less support than in the past when gambling was brought upo for places like galveston and toher places in Texas.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Gambling is a horrible industry, very destructive of peoples lives. I'm against it.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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Gambling is a horrible industry, very destructive of peoples lives. I'm against it.
I believe its one's own fault if they par-take in gambling. Nobody is ruining their lives except themselves.

But, casinos would bring in a lot of positives for the state and local economies.

The positives are endless:

More money for the state.

More business for local business owners.

More jobs.

More tourism.

Promotes desire of growth.

Stimulates growth.

Can be fun if you can control your habits.

The state would also have a lot more money to fund road projects, better schools, more money for law enforcement agencies, better health care, and other benefits;

I'm all for it. Not only in Galveston, but throughout the state.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Good list af (possible) positives....go search up some of the older threads related to gambling to see some of the many negatives listed.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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A few positives at the expense of many ruined lives. We know its destructive and harmful, why do it?
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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It isn't destructive or hurtful if one can control himself/herself. The same could be said for many other things which are bad if used to excess. Those who wish to gamble will find a way, legal or not. And how about the legal Texas Lottery, which is gambling for the mathematically challenged?
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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A few positives at the expense of many ruined lives. We know its destructive and harmful, why do it?
So are alcohol and cigarettes, but you don't see those being illegal. It is ones own fault if their life is ruined. Not a casino's. You can't blame a casino for ruining someones life. Nobody is forcing anyone to go there.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Driving can ruin lives to. We all do that.

It's not my fault that while I can make a run to Coushatta and come back a little richer, while someone else can't pry themselves away from the quarter machines.

Besides, on that note, why not let these folks ruin their lives while having their money reinvested (for better or worse) in their home state?

Does it really make it that much better to have lobbyists from other gambling states come here, pay off our gubmint types, and send that tourist money elsewhere?
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