Gary casino owner eyes move

There are 17 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 18, 2007, titled Gary casino owner eyes move. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Don Braden wants to consolidate the two Gary Majestic Star casinos he owns on Lake Michigan into a single larger operation and use one of the state gaming licenses to open a new casino in northeastern Indiana.

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Accuracy schmacuracy

Sheridan, IN

#1 Dec 18, 2007
I love how they spell Don Barden's name wrong the entire way through the story. It's Barden, not Braden.
Steve I always Wynn

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Dec 18, 2007
Why not put the extra license onto a portable casino...one that can travel the interstates and be "tied up" at rest stops along the highways...allowing travelers some time to play...this really opens up the market! Great new source of revenue!
HamiltonCounty

Noblesville, IN

#3 Dec 18, 2007
I would tell Gary Indiana to piss off. I wouldnt pay them a dime. They should be able to build a casino where ever they want. Angola needs anything that brings employment back to the area.
black bart

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Dec 18, 2007
We need one in Indy.com e down here
anderson

United States

#5 Dec 18, 2007
Anderson will soon have kind of one
Amused

AOL

#6 Dec 18, 2007
Where would the water be in Steuben County???

I agree Indy needs one of our own
INDY

AOL

#7 Dec 18, 2007
South of Indianapolis near Raymond Street is a huge area of God forsaken dumps and land.

A River boat or 2 or even 3 would go down there quite nice without affecting any residential areas at all.

It would also not affect downtown Indy and the beautiful atmosphere we have there now.

I think Indy could use a casino and it would help the convention business even more.

Time to ask for one.

It is amazing that the largest city in the state does not have access to a casino without driving an hour and a half.
love_spell

United States

#8 Dec 18, 2007
not after I and the taxpaying, VOTING citizens who live along main street get finished sending in letters and pictures showing the piss poor way our streets get plowed in this area! 72 hours and several accidents later we finally saw county snow plows for the first time. this after two winter storms. we pay taxes and vote. we deserve better road clearing.

i encourage all pleasant lake citizens to phone,write, email the county highway dept and any elected officals and complain about the neglect to the streets of our town. mind you back roads near fox lake were clearer than the road with the fire dept/emergency services, elementary school and post office. this is not right. we pay our taxes just like "ANGOLA PROPER" does and we deserve safe clear streets.
American

South Vienna, OH

#9 Dec 18, 2007
Why this silly insistence that casinos be located on water?

We've got loads of lousy land. No need to clutter shoreline with structures.

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Dec 18, 2007
Plenty of water in Steuben County. Plenty of gamblers too (and in LaGrange, Noble, DeKalb...)

Hope this happens, it would be a great boost to the economy up there, which is already reliant on tourism.
Don

Baltimore, MD

#11 Dec 18, 2007
Just shut down all these satanic holes. They are products of the devil and his politicians.
Scam Busters

Evansville, IN

#12 Dec 18, 2007
Don wrote:
Just shut down all these satanic holes. They are products of the devil and his politicians.
Here here. There all scams. No one has ever won anything at these "holes". I've been watching since they opened 20years ago.
Michelle

Bloomington, IN

#13 Dec 18, 2007
Please note that the casino owner's name is "Barden" not Braden.
HoosierJim500

Mishawaka, IN

#14 Dec 19, 2007
Move the casino to Ft. Wayne and drive Don crazy.
Angola Resident

United States

#15 Dec 20, 2007
I think this area would be perfect for a casino and a nice vacation place for people vistiting. It is located on two MAJOR highways. I-69 and 80/90. Close to several major cities so getting people there would not be a problem. It would increase revenue in all of Steuben County and bring in much needed jobs with good pay! Come enjoy our Lakes, State Park and now hopefully our beautiful Casino!
Dude

Detroit, MI

#16 Dec 20, 2007
Scam Busters wrote:
Here here. There all scams. No one has ever won anything at these "holes". I've been watching since they opened 20years ago.
Well it's a good thing we have people like you to tell us what to do with our money. There is no "scam" involved. No one is told they will win anything. You have a "chance" to win. Essentially, you pay for the entertainment of playing a game.

Tell me what is so much "better" in your eyes about paying $80 to go watch a Colts game (for example) or paying $80 to go participate in a game of chance? Either way, I'm trading my money for a few of hours of entertainment. At least in the Casino, I have a chance to make money.

Essentially, if you don't want to play or if you think gambling is the devil's tool, don't do it. Leave others alone to live their lives as they wish. My placing a bet doesn't violate your rights so it's none of your concern.
still laughin

United States

#17 Mar 25, 2008
Amused wrote:
Where would the water be in Steuben County???
I agree Indy needs one of our own
There is 101 lakes in that county!!!

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