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Lakeshore group hopes to bust casino plan

There are 11 comments on the Grand Haven Tribune story from Oct 15, 2008, titled Lakeshore group hopes to bust casino plan. In it, Grand Haven Tribune reports that:

More than 20 people gathered Tuesday night at the Grand Haven Community Center hoping to bust plans for a casino at a former area race track.

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Misseve

Grand Haven, MI

#1 Oct 25, 2008
There are better things to do that gather around whining about a casino that will generate jobs in an economically crippled area. Muskegon will benefit so people should just go fly a kite.
Son of Liberty

Benicarló, Spain

#2 Oct 26, 2008
Misseve wrote:
There are better things to do that gather around whining about a casino that will generate jobs in an economically crippled area. Muskegon will benefit so people should just go fly a kite.
Its called morals,break down of famillies and increase of crime this doesn´t benifit a community------VICE
rose

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Nov 1, 2008
break down of families?
my family goes and we have morals and my parents even go to church.
No one knows for sure it will increase crime.
Muskegon is pretty bad as it is.

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Nov 1, 2008
hey wait a minute!
Thats the old race track
There has been gamblingn going on there for years and i dont see where there's been much crime there.
Theres almost always been a good crowd of people that go there.
Again my elderly parents.
Course the rift rafts will get in anywhere and thats what security is for.
And if you cant control your habit for gambling its not our fault- get help
Speedracer

Kalamazoo, MI

#5 Nov 21, 2008
To start, it is going to generate over a thousand jobs to build the casino that will take up to 3 years. Then transition over to operating the casino which will generate another thousand permanent jobs.

There are hotels, food joints and other establishments. That will generate more permanent jobs.

It is funny you mention moral breakdown of families. I am sorry, but that goes on without a casino being built. But I guess you have to blame something just to make it negative. The revenue that will be pumped into Muskegon will be huge.
jcv

United States

#6 Nov 24, 2008
Where do the profits go?
nonya

Rochester, MI

#7 Dec 6, 2008
okay 1st of all no crimes happen@casinos. the security is amazing.2nd a town like muskegon needs this . and lastly if it opens i will moving to muskegon so i can work there. people need to quit hating.
Viva Christo Rey

Vinaroz, Spain

#8 Dec 7, 2008
nonya wrote:
okay 1st of all no crimes happen@casinos. the security is amazing.2nd a town like muskegon needs this . and lastly if it opens i will moving to muskegon so i can work there. people need to quit hating.
more debt for people like credit cards and the drugs etc... that go with it....
Meee

Spring Hill, TN

#9 Dec 7, 2008
Weak people are going to have problems. Most people don't have these problems. Only an ignorant boob would try to penalize normal people for the faults of the few.
Viva Christo Rey wrote:
<quoted text>more debt for people like credit cards and the drugs etc... that go with it....
Meee

Spring Hill, TN

#10 Dec 7, 2008
It doesn't matter what the business is, you won't see a dime of the profits. You don't see a dime of the profits from Meijer, the mall, or any of the restaurants either.

What DOES matter is that the casino is going to bring jobs to the area. Construction materials will have to be paid for. The employees are going to pay taxes. The local utilities will make money for electricity, gas, water, sewage, phone, etc. Every single dollar spent on these things will be local.

The alternative is that the propety sits empty and doesn't bring in any money.

Now you know more than you did before. What are you going to do with this new knowledge?
jcv wrote:
Where do the profits go?
Meee

Spring Hill, TN

#11 Dec 7, 2008
Not only is money to be made within the casino property, but the nearly every business in the area is going to get more customers. More motels will be built, new & existing restaurants will be busier, and retailers will get more customers.

And the customers won't just be local. They're going to drive in from all over the area. The casino and private tour companies are going to bring people in by the busload.

This is significant revenue.

Sure, there are people with weak personalities who'll have problems, but they're going to have problems anyway.

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