A casino in Fort Wayne?

Nov 16, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Fort Wayne News Sentinel

"Pssstt. Have you heard Fort Wayne is going to become a casino town?" Or so go the persistent rumors and gossip for the past year.

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Nov 16, 2008
 

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Why should we support gabling in a local casino with profits going to a small number of investors? It seams to me that if we allow gabling in taverns, clubs, adult social events our local business owners would be better served. If your argument is that it will bring money into the city like they say Harrison Square will, I beleive you are blinded by the propaganda. Gamblers will travel to the casinos in larger cities like Chicago and Indy that will provide a more Vegas like experiances, ie: bigger name entertainment and that is the true draw. Other than a few low paying jobs, what has the casino in Michigan City provided for the community?(ZIP)
Western Baden

Bloomington, IN

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Nov 17, 2008
 

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Enough is enough, come on politicians, it's time you learn to balance a budget without casino money
FWsouthsider

Baltimore, MD

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Nov 18, 2008
 
On WOWO yesterday afternoon, this was being discussed. The host was pointing out that there was no real support from any local politicians for it which is absolutely necessary. And that support would have to last for years because going from envisioning a casino to drawing up the plans to actually getting approval to build is a years-long process.

But one thing that would help a casino get built in Downtown Fort Wayne is the very disappointing Harrison Square project we are getting compared to the one touted several years ago. The condos aren't selling well if at all, so those went through design changes. The statium was never popular with the general public in the first place. And now the heads of Harrison Sq. are grasping at 'new' ideas like an IMAX theater because their original plans never should have gotten approval but did and are now showing that in general they're not that good.

So, look for more changes in something that was supposed to be the best option in the first place. And if a casino does slide in because Harrison Sq. can't fulfill it's designers wishes and so needs something else down there to help prop it up, then we can have the 'Slot Heads' as our baseball team.
The Boys

Bloomington, IN

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Dec 11, 2008
 
If Alderman and his best Friend Jerry Denbo were still in office some miracle would happen and Ft. Wayne would be the next Las Vegas. What a team
David Ranney

Brady, TX

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Dec 13, 2008
 
why gamble away your money when you can fire it up into your veins? I find that a much more enjoyable experience than simply losing it to some douche at a table.
David Ranney

Brady, TX

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Why should we support gabling in a local casino with profits going to a small number of investors? It seams to me that if we allow gabling in taverns, clubs, adult social events our local business owners would be better served. If your argument is that it will bring money into the city like they say Harrison Square will, I beleive you are blinded by the propaganda. Gamblers will travel to the casinos in larger cities like Chicago and Indy that will provide a more Vegas like experiances, ie: bigger name entertainment and that is the true draw. Other than a few low paying jobs, what has the casino in Michigan City provided for the community?(ZIP)
it's called "gambling" you simple minded moron. Business owner? I doubt it; you can't even spell the most simple of words. Your a moron in the most concentrated form.
Linda Bledsoe

Traverse City, MI

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Dec 16, 2008
 
David Ranney wrote:
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Your a moron in the most concentrated form.
I think you meant to use the word "You're" which means You are. Who is the moron?
smitty

Bloomington, IN

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Dec 19, 2008
 
Is there any truth to the rumor that Denbo is working for the Horse Track people since he helped get them gaming licenses?
concerned citizen

New Braunfels, TX

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Dec 29, 2008
 
If it were a public company that brought a casino here then I would be all for it. It would give us a chance to be stakeholders!
ZOOOL

Jacksonville, AR

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Dec 31, 2008
 
Wave every new is a good
zool citizen

Jacksonville, AR

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Dec 31, 2008
 
every all is a good
WTF

Oak Park, IL

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Oct 24, 2011
 
local business owner wrote:
Why should we support gabling in a local casino with profits going to a small number of investors? It seams to me that if we allow gabling in taverns, clubs, adult social events our local business owners would be better served. If your argument is that it will bring money into the city like they say Harrison Square will, I beleive you are blinded by the propaganda. Gamblers will travel to the casinos in larger cities like Chicago and Indy that will provide a more Vegas like experiances, ie: bigger name entertainment and that is the true draw. Other than a few low paying jobs, what has the casino in Michigan City provided for the community?(ZIP)
You are out of your mind about the casino in Michigan City. The place employs several hundred people and they tend to make a respectable wage. The location of the casino in Michigan City was the former site of some horrible eye sore housing projects. The area has been cleaned up the new hotel is beautiful, and the tax money has been a tremendous boon to the area. Not to mention the residual business that casino travelers give to local gas stations, restaurants, and bars.
george

Las Vegas, NV

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Oct 26, 2011
 
Leave casinos to las vegas, you come visit spend the money you plan to spend and go back home to normal living. Why waste your money everyday or week and then have the regret. Believe me only a few will win with local gambling. Most will lose and the owners will love you and give cheap buffets that cost nothing. And some grandma's and grandpas will lose all they have saved over time just to be out of the house.

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