Casino table games in budget debate?

Casino table games in budget debate?

There are 46 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 19, 2009, titled Casino table games in budget debate?. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

''If the Legislature sent [a table games bill] to me, and it was the will of the Legislature, I would consider it.'' --Gov. Ed Rendell -- Gov.

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“Too soon old, too late smart..”

Since: Feb 07

Bethlehem, PA

#41 Jun 20, 2009
Easton Mike wrote:
And so it begins.
It's not that I'm necessarily opposed to table games - I detest slots and I'm an avid poker player, so table games would make Sands (which I've yet to visit ) and all the other places more attractive (at least in my eyes). It's just that I hate the slick way that lawmakers try to push their agenda on the populace. Does it surprise anyone that the gov would now 'listen' to table game proposals ahead of his previously stated preference that all slots parlors be up and running first? Or that Sheldon has stopped construction on Sands and is now lobbying for table games?
It's one thing to offer a diversion from AC; it's another thing to try to REPLACE AC. Slots, table games, 900-room hotels (vs. the originally planned 300-room hotel); do PA residents REALLY think PA will become the new gambling destination of the eastern seaboard? With the moves being made in NY (they already have slots; Indian tribes will soon secure table games), Delaware, MD, WVA, tec.- in addition to whatever efforts AC makes in an effort to stave off its demise - I wonder if PA will enjoy as much of the out-of-state travelers' income as earlier advertised. I fear that as time progresses, more and more PAers will divert their incomes to gaming.
Apparently you also remember the "But it won't be a real casino, just a slots parlor, that's all" we heard a lot before it was here! Yes, that switcheroo doesn't surprise me, but it surely does disgust me.
sandssupporter

Orefield, PA

#42 Jun 21, 2009
mamabear wrote:
ty all for your answers, and yes Dennis a friend of mine wants to take her 13 yr old daughter there.
you will have to be escorted by security to and from the chop house if you have anyone under the age of 21 with you.
sandssupporter

Orefield, PA

#43 Jun 21, 2009
Dennis Mac wrote:
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You're wrong, and you're a moron.
Children can definitely accompany their parents into the restaurants.
no they are not, only in emerils
Angusdad

Bethlehem, PA

#44 Jun 22, 2009
OK Genius. I have personal knowledge. If you work there, you obviously are wrong. SO STFU.
Dennis Mac wrote:
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You're wrong, and you're a moron.
Children can definitely accompany their parents into the restaurants.
the real question is

Harrisburg, PA

#45 Jun 22, 2009
sandssupporter wrote:
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you will have to be escorted by security to and from the chop house if you have anyone under the age of 21 with you.
Who in their right mind would want to take a child to a casion anyway? Yes I realize it's a restaurant, BUT IT'S LOCATED IN A CASINO!!!
Rough Rider

Whitehall, PA

#46 Jun 22, 2009
Watchdog wrote:
Trust me "comment" that the hotels are not experiencing any increase in occupancy since the casino opened. I have talked to both Comfort Suites and Hotel B employees that live in my community. Typically these hotels are fuller on weekends anyway because of weddings so attributing any higher occupancy on weekends to the casino is flawed.
I drove thru the parking lots at the casino about 8 pm last Sunday and Monday nights and only one floor of parking was consumed out of 6 and no outside parking was being utilized and no buses were in the lot.
Sands is only running slightly ahead of Mohican Sun and Penn National for 4th place in weekly revenues and it should go slip further as the curiosity factor subsides. This place will be a bust and drop to 6th place in a few weeks in revenue among state casinos.
The unfinished hotel would make a great senior citizen apartment complex so they can simply walk downstairs to throw their money away.
You must have a lot of time on your hands if you drove through the casino parking lot on two seperate nights at 8pm to gauge how busy the casino is. You are the m'therf'king watchdog.

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