State Casinos Seek To Extend Drinking Hours

There are 41 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Nov 26, 2008, titled State Casinos Seek To Extend Drinking Hours. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Representatives of the two Indian-owned casinos in Connecticut have been talking to state officials about the possibility of extending drinking hours to keep gamblers at the slot machines and gaming tables ...

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lighten up

Hartford, CT

#21 Nov 26, 2008
yes Mike Hunt I am a real pot headed loser, I have an education from one of the best business schools in the country and can basically afford anything I want in this tough economy. I find it interesting that having alcohol available 24 hours a day at a casino means that I am going to drive home that night. Again being the loser that I am I can afford to get a hotel room and sleep off my buzz before I hit the roads. Thanks for playing though and it is pretty obvious who the real loser is, someone like yourself who tries to judge someone by what the post on a stupid message board on the courant website.
jack

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Nov 26, 2008
Why does't the paper have more investigating reporting on thses fake indians could it be they spent so much on advertising they afraid
vegas v

Las Vegas, NV

#23 Nov 26, 2008
If you do not like it do not go.

YOU CAN'T WIN IF YOU DON'T PLAY
Drink Up

United States

#24 Nov 26, 2008
lighten up wrote:
yes Mike Hunt I am a real pot headed loser, I have an education from one of the best business schools in the country and can basically afford anything I want in this tough economy. I find it interesting that having alcohol available 24 hours a day at a casino means that I am going to drive home that night. Again being the loser that I am I can afford to get a hotel room and sleep off my buzz before I hit the roads. Thanks for playing though and it is pretty obvious who the real loser is, someone like yourself who tries to judge someone by what the post on a stupid message board on the courant website.
Bravo...I couldn't agree more.
What entitles the State to take even more from a private enterprise. It's not like the staggering amount the Casino's have already paid our government has made one bit of difference. The tax and spend junkies have spend every dime plus $400 million they might never collect. Screw em
I live within my means, unlike the State and can also spend whatever it takes to have a good time. I resent the idea that those with strong balance sheets should suffer for those who never figured out Economics 101....
The Donald

Ramsey, NJ

#25 Nov 26, 2008
You mean Connecticut may actually loose its distinction as "The No Fun Allowed" State - shocker
The Donald

Ramsey, NJ

#26 Nov 26, 2008
InvestInMules wrote:
More vice, I say! Casinos are proof that some people can't part with their money fast enough. It's a tax on stupidity. This is a big story,people needing more liquor. I'm going back to help my son round up extra non perishable food items for the local shelter. That's a real need.
OK Flanders, you do that
dtt

Idyllwild, CA

#27 Nov 26, 2008
There was a stabbing at Foxwoods just last night and a DUI Accident with a Death just a few weeks ago. No to longer hours....are They Crazy???
OG JC

Freeport, ME

#28 Nov 26, 2008
You got to be kidding me, these frickin'
"so-called Indian" Gambling Corporations already have a monopoly on organized crime, special privilege smoking laws and play by a set of rules that any other liquor and entertainment business would go jail for in this state.
This allows them to overbid on entertainment talent, comp booze
and food and effectively kill the
fair market.

Now they want to have extra booze hours so they can drive the final nail into the coffin of legitimate law abiding venues. I'm not for or against it but these Casino's need to stop hiding behind this antiquated sovereign nation argument while they destroy the rest of the state.
Question: If I promise to give the state 25% of all crack and weed sales will they give me exclusive rights to sell drugs and open a Sun City Complex.
And then can I do just about any other dirty thing I please if I promise them a bigger take for the state coffers? That's what these Casinos are asking for.

Have one set of frickin' rules for every bar business in the state or stop with this Indian nonsense.
DRUNK DRIVING

London, UK

#29 Nov 26, 2008
Will the casinos pay for increase in drunk driving deaths and injury as a result of extended drinking hours?

Since: Jul 08

Southington

#30 Nov 26, 2008
I totally agree with the "INDIANS". Hell with no manufacturing base, No more Big three, and Pratt and GE merging to be competitive we need to increase gambling, alcohol and prostitution henceforth know as THE BIG THREE. Due to the complete and total stupidity of the voting public we continue to elect morons that spend like drunkin sailors. Please continue to re-elect these losers and hand them ALL of our money. It is paramount that we continue to allow the politicians to play the repub against the dems so no one is watching what they are doing and how they are taxing us. Keep up the good work GO VOTE AGAIN for a moron. My name is Brian and I approve this message.

“US Elects Fake”

Since: Aug 07

East of the River

#31 Nov 26, 2008
dtt wrote:
There was a stabbing at Foxwoods just last night and a DUI Accident with a Death just a few weeks ago. No to longer hours....are They Crazy???
You don't understand. Those sort of events bring the big $$ to the lawyers. The legislature (den of thieves) might just go for it. More work when they're out of session.
GREAT IDEA

Sandwich, MA

#32 Nov 26, 2008
The casinos only contribute 25% of slot machines to the government. I emphasize this is slot machines only. They pay nothing else on board and table games and are tax exempt in all other places. I urge everybody to contact their elected officials on the state and federal level about changing the laws so that the Indians pay their fair share on everything. This will help to close the government budget deficit. Also, realize that these Pequots and Mohegans are frauds and phony so do not deserve the benefits and privileges of being Indian. The government should also open an investigation into their genealogy ---- A fair, accurate, honest and thorough investigation into their genealogy will only reveal the Pequots and Mohegans to be frauds. Then, the process should start for revoking their status as Indian. I was reading and hearing where THRERESA HAYWARD BELL (sister of Skip Hayward, founder of the resurrected Pequots) said herself that there is a lot of fraud amongst the Pequots. She said that the Pequots had to put a stop to DNA testing regarding genealogy because of the fraud being revealed by the DNA testing and also the DNA testing showed that children had different parents than what they believed (apparently, there was a lot of cheating spouses). As Terry Hayward Bell said, the DNA testing was revealing that the Pequots belonged on the JERRY SPRINGER TV PROGRAM and that is to quote Terry Hayward Bell.
Tom Collins

Windsor, CT

#33 Nov 26, 2008
dtt wrote:
There was a stabbing at Foxwoods just last night and a DUI Accident with a Death just a few weeks ago. No to longer hours....are They Crazy???
The Courant and local media censors reports of any crimes that go down at the casinos giving the impression that none occurs. Just look at the casino ads in the Courant and local media.
Tom Collins

Windsor, CT

#34 Nov 26, 2008
Grampy wrote:
I just returned from a week in Atlantic City and it was a ghost town. Extending the serving hours at the CT casinos won't change slot revenues. It will only produce drunker drunks.
I was in AC last summer and was struck by how dead they were also. With revenue down at the casinos for the last two years they're trying to squeeze every bit out of the customers they can. They didn't try to extend liquor hours when revenue was increasing.
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

Norwich, CT

#35 Nov 26, 2008
Awww,,,can they, Nannies? Can they? Pleeeease???? We'll be good!!!!! Pleeeease????
ohyeah

Woodbury, CT

#36 Nov 26, 2008
Let the casinos dispense alcoholic beverages 24/7 and also take a bigger leap and let supermarkets sell beer and wine as long as they are open and selling groceries. It's time for Connecticut to adult. Don't whine that we will destroy family values if we repeal our puritanical laws restricting the sale of booze. That's a hollow argument when the state legislature, cops and courts ignore the sale of narcotics and flesh on every street corner in cities and towns in the state.
For What it is Worth

Morris, CT

#37 Nov 26, 2008
GREAT IDEA wrote:
The casinos only contribute 25% of slot machines to the government. I emphasize this is slot machines only. They pay nothing else on board and table games and are tax exempt in all other places. I urge everybody to contact their elected officials on the state and federal level about changing the laws so that the Indians pay their fair share on everything. This will help to close the government budget deficit. Also, realize that these Pequots and Mohegans are frauds and phony so do not deserve the benefits and privileges of being Indian. The government should also open an investigation into their genealogy ---- A fair, accurate, honest and thorough investigation into their genealogy will only reveal the Pequots and Mohegans to be frauds. Then, the process should start for revoking their status as Indian. I was reading and hearing where THRERESA HAYWARD BELL (sister of Skip Hayward, founder of the resurrected Pequots) said herself that there is a lot of fraud amongst the Pequots. She said that the Pequots had to put a stop to DNA testing regarding genealogy because of the fraud being revealed by the DNA testing and also the DNA testing showed that children had different parents than what they believed (apparently, there was a lot of cheating spouses). As Terry Hayward Bell said, the DNA testing was revealing that the Pequots belonged on the JERRY SPRINGER TV PROGRAM and that is to quote Terry Hayward Bell.
Your comments are right on. However, two points the compact the Native American Tribes have with the state does call for the collection of state sales tax(on food, liquor and items sold in the casinos) and income tax on winnings. And, the other point I is found those comments by Hayward's sister comical. True, but comical. According to lore when Hayward's Grandmother died. She was the last remaining tribe member living on the state reservation. The reservation was in the process of returning to the state. Skip had a barbeque on the property. With relatives coming as far as California. He laid out his plans for a reservation. All his relatives laughed -- because they were not Native Americans. They left -- but then again his early plan was tax free cigerettes and gasoline. That was before he stumbled upon the bingo hall and eventually casino gambling. He was then forced out as chief over how the money should be split up -- the side that wanted more money to individual tribe members won out. There was a migration into the tribe from the run down areas of Naragansset and Providence. See once you get federal recognition the tribe controls the checks over who is and who is not a Native American
Igotta Bigdik

Willimantic, CT

#38 Nov 26, 2008
lighten up wrote:
yes Mike Hunt I am a real pot headed loser, I have an education from one of the best business schools in the country and can basically afford anything I want in this tough economy. I find it interesting that having alcohol available 24 hours a day at a casino means that I am going to drive home that night. Again being the loser that I am I can afford to get a hotel room and sleep off my buzz before I hit the roads. Thanks for playing though and it is pretty obvious who the real loser is, someone like yourself who tries to judge someone by what the post on a stupid message board on the courant website.
Dear Lighten up - I have a community college education, but have managed to pay off my house and accumulate a 7 figure investment portfolio. Put that in your pot pipe and smoke it.
Your mama

Meriden, CT

#40 Nov 26, 2008
Great idea, NOT! When the drunks leave the parking lot of the casino it's our state police that have to handle the situation. You want 24 hr drinking Mohegan/Foxwoods? You best be ready to pay the piper! Some ideas: 50% of slots revenue, tolls around the casino and maintenance money for the roads leading to and from the casino. In addition to a 1 million dollar a year contribution for additional police patrolling the area.
MsRotten

AOL

#41 Nov 27, 2008
Dr Pepper wrote:
BooHoo the poor Casinos aren't making enough money. What a joke. If they can serve 24hrs/day than all restaurants and stores should be allowed to serve/sell 24 hrs. Change the law? Fine, go ahead, but no special treatment for the casinos.
Hey dumbazzzz! When one is gambling at the slots or tables....drinks (that includes soda, water ect) are FREE!!

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