Penn Nationals Disappointment

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#21
Jul 25, 2013
 
-The-Artist- wrote:
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The casino amendment only passed because they said it would generate piles of education cash, and was in the midst of a bad economy.
Of course, the schools already planned to spend all of it, and now complain that we have to give them more.
This is on their website.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO COLUMBUS WILL NOT PROVIDE GRANTS TO:

Individuals.
Religious organizations for sectarian religious practices.
Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are generally not eligible.
Now, I don't know if "grants, fund or support" was in any amendment, if that's what you meant.

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Jul 25, 2013
 
sidekick wrote:
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This is on their website.
HOLLYWOOD CASINO COLUMBUS WILL NOT PROVIDE GRANTS TO:
Individuals.
Religious organizations for sectarian religious practices.
Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are generally not eligible.
Now, I don't know if "grants, fund or support" was in any amendment, if that's what you meant.
I was referring to the way the tax revenues were going to be spent.

Most of the taxes go straight into the local governments.
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Jul 25, 2013
 
-The-Artist- wrote:
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I was referring to the way the tax revenues were going to be spent.
Most of the taxes go straight into the local governments.
It's all good in the hood.
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Jul 25, 2013
 
sidekick wrote:
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But anyhow, I don't agree with all you say about people giving the casino their money. The odds are by far better than the Ohio Lottery and not that hard from winning a little each time. They make their money from greedy gamblers(as you could say, stupid people so to speak), although, about every nationality goes in there and tries their luck.
Don't take it the wrong way, because you do have valid points, but I kinda believe its due to the convenience of not having to take a vacation and all that expense involved. Some just want to press their luck, get in, get out and go home and beat their wife for losing.LOL
I don't disagree with your points. I think what I'm saying is that they're trying to sell glamour and glitz when the reality is actually very pedestrian. Its like a WalMart decked out to look like a Ritz-Carlton. It may look pretty and have marble all over the place, but its still a Walmart. I compare it to the old supermarket-sized bars back in my younger days (Screamin' Willie's; Dixie Electric). Maybe even better, but with thugs.
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Jul 26, 2013
 
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I don't disagree with your points. I think what I'm saying is that they're trying to sell glamour and glitz when the reality is actually very pedestrian. Its like a WalMart decked out to look like a Ritz-Carlton. It may look pretty and have marble all over the place, but its still a Walmart. I compare it to the old supermarket-sized bars back in my younger days (Screamin' Willie's; Dixie Electric). Maybe even better, but with thugs.
Another thing, I don't know any other venue where senior citizens can go and have a good time, feel comfortable and not have to travel. A casino is handicap friendly(not that all seniors are handicap).
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Jul 26, 2013
 
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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My grandmother likes going to gun shows.
I bet you admired her for that family trait.

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Jul 26, 2013
 
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Think about it: The mafia was never a huge factor here. You had some bookmaking connected to Cleveland, but it was mostly under the radar and mostly connected to the Catholic community here.
Maybe Penn just looked at the two million people in the area and the fact that it is the only part of Ohio that is growing, without understanding the underlying dynamics. Maybe they just assumed that Columbus was like the rest of Ohio big cities and would gamble at the same rate.
That's why they didn't consider building casinos in Youngstown or Steubenville..........

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Jul 26, 2013
 
rowdy01 wrote:
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That's why they didn't consider building casinos in Youngstown or Steubenville..........
Youngstown's getting a racino.
And even if Steubenville wasn't such a hole, they're less than 20 miles from two already...Mountaineer and Wheeling Island.
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Jul 26, 2013
 
I still don't get it. How can there be that many people willing to throw their money away to support business at so many casinos.

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Jul 26, 2013
 

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I still don't get it. How can there be that many people willing to throw their money away to support business at so many casinos.
I know people in the East Liverpool area who are in their 70s and 80s, former mill workers, and between their pension and theirs and the wife's Social Security checks bring home $50k +. Their houses were paid off 40 years ago, they drive mint condition ten year old Buicks and caddies paid for in cash. They saved a bundle while they were making $30 an hour in 1978 and were super comfortable living on half that amount at the time. These people have all kinds of money for the slots every month.
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Jul 26, 2013
 
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I still don't get it. How can there be that many people willing to throw their money away to support business at so many casinos.
George brought up a good point in last post, plus you have to account that people don't only throw money away....they win too. If people didn't win, the places would only last so long. I understand the casino has there backs covered on slots, but cards, craps and roulette can only be house edged so much, let alone predictable.
Then there's people who just make so much money that they don't care if they win or lose. When someone makes $300,000 a year, putting 2-3 thousand down on a table is like you buying a $10 scratch-off.
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Jul 26, 2013
 
300,000 or more a year^^^^
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They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I never put money like that on a card game. Oil wells, timber, coal, or sea port facilities but never on cards. Too little return.. now bet me I couldn't hit a commie in his eye at 800the meters I would take that bet all day long.
I wouldn't bet against you, I might better the odds by luring the commie a little nearer.
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I had a few extra hundies and thought it would be fun to take the wife to the casino for some dinner and games of chance. Knowing the sh^thole it is located in I called and asked if concealed weapons were banned. Yep got a nope from us. A card counting genius like myself is not strolling out of that joint in that sh^thole side of town with $58,000 unarmed. Fifty-eight Gs of gambling winnings being a bump into the next higher tax bracket, dontchaknow.
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Jul 26, 2013
 
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Casinos and police stations two places they want you and I unarmed even though the thieves inside both are armed.
Say now, that fat blue line sure did itself proud during Katrina, didn't it? Swing by the Cadillac dealerships for a gimmie-dat on the way to going home and AWOL once the excrement was splatting across the spinning blades..
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I had a few extra hundies and thought it would be fun to take the wife to the casino for some dinner and games of chance. Knowing the sh^thole it is located in I called and asked if concealed weapons were banned. Yep got a nope from us. A card counting genius like myself is not strolling out of that joint in that sh^thole side of town with $58,000 unarmed. Fifty-eight Gs of gambling winnings being a bump into the next higher tax bracket, dontchaknow.
Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner!
What's the count, hey now? plus 12?
Holy shit!...The dealer is dealing to another dope dealer. Never mind the weapons ban, just give an off-duty cop a kilo to escort your 58k happy ass home.
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Jul 27, 2013
 
sidekick wrote:
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Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner!
What's the count, hey now? plus 12?
Holy shit!...The dealer is dealing to another dope dealer. Never mind the weapons ban, just give an off-duty cop a kilo to escort your 58k happy ass home.
the first thing I thought of was that this is starting the snowball effect of lives being ruined that people were complaining about when the casino was first being proposed. cop with financial problems meets drug dealer at craps table ... and a friendship blossoms. What was he thinking?

of course, most people are going to be normal and I'm skates. But there is something about gambling and people that results in goofy situations like that one.
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George brought up a good point in last post, plus you have to account that people don't only throw money away....they win too. If people didn't win, the places would only last so long. I understand the casino has there backs covered on slots, but cards, craps and roulette can only be house edged so much, let alone predictable.
Then there's people who just make so much money that they don't care if they win or lose. When someone makes $300,000 a year, putting 2-3 thousand down on a table is like you buying a $10 scratch-off.
Those are all good points, but maybe it doesn't excite me because I NEVER win. And the times I might win, its only $40 which doesn't even buy you dinner. Now if they could figure out how to rig a slot machine to Topix, they might have something that would hook me. Probably not.

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