French Lick casino over budget

French Lick casino over budget

There are 9 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 10, 2006, titled French Lick casino over budget. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

An investigation by the Indiana Gaming Commission determined the $382 million French Lick Resort Casino is over budget.

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another lame story

Palo Alto, CA

#1 Nov 10, 2006
why do these little short stories get published? Heck, I need a job writing these.
James Burnes

Bridgeport, WV

#2 Nov 10, 2006
They are breaking news stories. They get posted as details can be confirmed. The Indianapolis Star is publishing facts, not heresay, so as of 7:XX this morning, this is what they know.

Odds are there will be a more complete story later today or this week once specific details can be confirmed.


Do you watch television news? Odds are this "little short story" has more content than all the 3 big local tv stations' reports on the topic combined. They never provide real details.
Not Playing There

Canton, IL

#3 Nov 10, 2006
Over budget??? You know what that means. It means you can't win any money at that Casino until that make back all the over budget loss. And then a nice profit for the investors. Then they might let you win a little.

Westfield, IN

#4 Nov 10, 2006
I always remember that the house always wins or else there wouldn't be a house.

I hope some Hoosiers immediately jump in their vehicles and head right down to French Lick and lose a bunch of money in the casino to help these po' folks out of their little jam.

United States

#5 Nov 10, 2006
lauth has nerve...go back to building home depot and internet gaming sites for the chosen

Lexington, KY

#6 Nov 10, 2006
Well at least it's not the taxpayers forced to involuntarily cough up that amount or accept cuts to another project like in some *other* instances!
Brad Tracy

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Nov 10, 2006
Lauth Property needs to get over themselves. The Cook family is the one that save this properety and make this deal happen. The Cook family spent a great deal of money..without any possible return on investment. Lauth should take a note from the Cook family..."BELIEVE IN INDIANA AND HOOSIERS" will come to those who care about our great state....Lauth has made a lot of money in this state by tearing down neighborhoods without any community interest. Finally, they found someone with more money that really cares about our state, our community...tell Lauth go call Sam Walton...they seem to have a lot in common. MONEY not community.

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Nov 10, 2006
I don't know how they could be over budget. I certainly did not see any big winners in the casino either time I visited. I thought the facility was rather plain in design, the staff uniforms look cheap, and they certainly did not invest in a good smoke filtration system. It was one of the smokiest casinos I have ever been in. I hope they invested in a good health care plan for the employees. They will surely be seeing many cases of lung cancer in years to come.
Old Orange Shirter

Louisville, KY

#9 Nov 13, 2006
What most don't know is that without Lauth the Cook Family would still be trying to sell their investment in the West Baden to the highest bidder as they did to every developer that came to town. They are not prideful they are stupid.

Lauth had the vision and know how to make this project work.

Cook wants everybody to think they were doing the right things, and on the surface they have succeeded with only that. When you get into the detail, Cook was and is still lost in their egos.

Their egos get repaid all their lavish spending on the West Baden from the profits of the Casino PLUS interest before any not for profit or so called community projects get a dime. It will be 20 years or so before that will happen.

The press will eventually get smarter.

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