Grantville casino targets gamblers from every county in region

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When it opens next week as the only slots hall in central Pennsylvania, the Hollywood Casino at Penn National hopes to draw gamblers from every county in the region.
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anon

Chambersburg, PA

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Feb 10, 2008
 
I wonder if the lower class will try to gamble the little amount of money they have? If they lose(which is most likely), then will there be any responsibility on the state to aid those who gamble their money away irresponsibly? What do you all think?

Since: Dec 07

Plainfield, NJ

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Feb 10, 2008
 
anon wrote:
I wonder if the lower class will try to gamble the little amount of money they have? If they lose(which is most likely), then will there be any responsibility on the state to aid those who gamble their money away irresponsibly? What do you all think?
The lower class? Who would that be exactly?
BUSTED

Barnegat, NJ

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Feb 10, 2008
 
I'm taking my whole paycheck next week.

Since: Dec 07

Chambersburg, PA

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Feb 10, 2008
 
anon, you seem pretty concerned about the "lower class." Do you really think they're rushing out to "Hollywood Casino?" If they're so desperate to spend what little money they have left, don't you think they would have bet it on the horsies by now?

Yeah, I think so. If you're so concerned, then I'd like to propose a simple dress code for all of the new "casinos" in PA... No camouflage clothing allowed. Simple as that. Dude walks in like he's hiding from deer in the forest, and bam... he's gone. He gets to keep his money and the senior citizens get to keep playing their slot machines.

It's a win-win!
LOL

Montclair, NJ

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Feb 11, 2008
 
Coppy wrote:
anon, you seem pretty concerned about the "lower class." Do you really think they're rushing out to "Hollywood Casino?" If they're so desperate to spend what little money they have left, don't you think they would have bet it on the horsies by now?
Yeah, I think so. If you're so concerned, then I'd like to propose a simple dress code for all of the new "casinos" in PA... No camouflage clothing allowed. Simple as that. Dude walks in like he's hiding from deer in the forest, and bam... he's gone. He gets to keep his money and the senior citizens get to keep playing their slot machines.
It's a win-win!
You make some pretty wild assumptions regarding camo clad people.... May want to be careful with that as it certainly isn't true
leslyn

Barnesville, OH

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Feb 13, 2008
 
is this the casino up by hershey?
Desiree

Harrisburg, PA

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#7
Feb 13, 2008
 
Yes, it is in the vicinity. It is located in Grantville off of I-81. Good luck!!

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Since: Feb 08

Halifax PA

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Feb 13, 2008
 
It is not the responsibility of the State to modify the behavior of the people, or to accept the responsibility of it's people. The state gets involved enough. Remember what Reagan said. "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it."

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Since: Feb 08

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#9
Feb 13, 2008
 
No the state has no responsibility. Period. Yet they facilitate it. Some poor bastard loses everything because he can't stop pushing the button, well, they ll give him the number of gamblers anon and he'll go his merry broke way.
Good on 'em. This is how dummies learn.

"A man has got to know his limitations."
-Dirty Harry Callahan
anonymous

United States

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#10
Feb 22, 2008
 
lot people dont have money it some of you high class people
anon

AOL

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#11
Feb 24, 2008
 
I went last week. It was a good time!
Never Again

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Mar 1, 2008
 
Never Again. The first thing we noticed was that, unlike Vegas and Atlantic City casinos, there were no bells ringing or lights going off during the 2 hours we played the slots at Grantville. The machines are obviously set with unusually high odds and/or very low payouts. Save yourself the money and the trip. Unless gaming tables are installed, the state will always win and the poor consumer will continue to always lose. I think PA should do a better job of regulating the payouts or else no one will return. Customers will go elsewhere and this "racino" will be filing for bankruptcy and the state will have to bail it out. Oh yes, get rid of the super senior security guards and frumpy, over weight employees. We can see that in Strawberry Square during coffee breaks. How does one get a job at this casino? Do you have to be a relative of someone on the gaming commission or a retired state worker?Aren't there any good looking, youthful and/or pleasantly smiling workers in Central Pennsylvania?
mee

Greencastle, PA

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Mar 1, 2008
 
Charles Town is better

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Since: Feb 08

Chambersburg

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#14
Mar 1, 2008
 
I wasn't too impressed. It's a wast eof time,money, and gas.
HeeHaw

Skillman, NJ

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#15
Mar 12, 2008
 
You are all crazy gamble for the fun not the money its an adult only arcade.
If you go to win then stay home cause you will lose. its true some get lucky but odds are they put it back the same week they get it.
So go if you like its a good time at a nice casino

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Since: Dec 06

Lebanon, PA

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#16
Mar 14, 2008
 
I turned a $20 bill into $110 and then left last Saturday. We bought another Les Paul controller for GH3 on the Wii :)
HeeHaw

Skillman, NJ

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#17
Apr 27, 2008
 
it is cold as shit in there i know that

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Since: Aug 07

Outskirts of Reading

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#18
Apr 28, 2008
 
Until my property tax is totally eliminated, you won't get one penny from me!

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