State OKs opening of French Lick Casino

The French Lick Casino officially opened its doors to the general public today after the Indiana Gaming Commission gave its approval to the state's newest gambling location. Full Story
Frances J Winger

United States

#1 Nov 3, 2006
We will be there and hoping we can get thru the Indiana crowd that I am sure will be there. Good Luck and it sure sounds like fun.
Tony

Muncie, IN

#2 Nov 3, 2006
Bring on the poker tables!!
Steve

Virginia Beach, VA

#3 Nov 3, 2006
Not a gambler myself, but I will check it out since I live nearby.

I'd hate trying to fight the crowd in there today. All the roads around here are 2 lanes only.
Linda

San Francisco, CA

#4 Nov 3, 2006
There is a very, very good article about the history of the Resorts and Casinos in the "Springs Valley" in this month's Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. For anyone who has an interest in the history of the area, it is a most read.

My best wishes to all of those who live "down home" and much success in this venture. The opportunity has been a long time coming.
Casey

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 3, 2006
Don't forget there's a big high school football game in town tonight. Traffic will be terrible.
Vlad the Impaler

United States

#6 Nov 3, 2006
I love this casino. It's one of my favorites.
individual

Pleasanton, CA

#7 Nov 3, 2006
Can only imagine what kind of "audit" the gaming commission performed as noted in the article. What with a horde of political patronage hiree forced upon the casino it's a wonder the place will succeed. Whereas the "state" will extort its monies right off the top.
Bob

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Nov 3, 2006
Larry Bird Town! Here we come
Debbie

Greenfield, IN

#9 Nov 3, 2006
I am a proud to say my 22 year old daughter has a job in the new casino. She recently got married and lives in Jasper, so it is just a short drive for her. The bad thing is the 1 hr. time difference between Dubois and Orange counties...hopefully the State can rectify this before too long. But I can't wait to see the renovation to French Lick and the new casino. Good Luck to everyone there and those playing!!
les

Carmel, IN

#10 Nov 3, 2006
Sorry, but I'm saving my money rather than give it to a bunch of rich guys. I just don't see the fun in throwing away hard-earned money in a casino.
mumbles

United States

#11 Nov 3, 2006
sounds like the mob is in full force in french lick... we should learn from history not repeat ast mistakes
mumbles

United States

#12 Nov 3, 2006
it is great french lick has the casino up and running. too bad lauth is involved...the legal fronting for the illegal....history repeats
scam watcher

Zionsville, IN

#13 Nov 3, 2006
Cook's OCH is such a scam. It will be years before anything goes to the locals. Should be C(r)ook's for steeling the good will of Orange Co.

Carl may wake up. I'll bet OCH converts to a FOR profit after the old man dies.

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