Initial phase of Cleveland casino could be longer-term | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 11 comments on the Feb 23, 2011, Columbus Dispatch story titled Initial phase of Cleveland casino could be longer-term | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Plans to open a start-up casino in a renovated Cleveland department store are looking like a longer-term bet.

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I Know

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 23, 2011
What's the deal with the Cleveland casino being allowed to open in a temporary location and then move, when the others have to build from scratch? It took a constitutional amendment to get our location changed.
lets all thank Coleman

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 23, 2011
The casino in Cleveland was scheduled to be one of the last of the four casinos in Ohio to be completed.

But guess what? They didn't have a state-wide vote to move theirs to a toxic waste dump located in a depressed crime-ridden area.

They chose a vibrant downtown location (gee, why does the Arena District come to mind?) that also has an adjacent (also historically beautiful) building which is now scheduled to be a "first phase" of the casino project.

Here's a quote from an aritcle in the Plain Dealer on 5/14/2010:

"The constitutional amendment that voters passed allowing the four casinos in Ohio does not specifically allow temporary casinos, so any early facility might have to be considered a first phase of a larger project at the same location or face legal challenges."

Let's all thank Mayor Coleman and his rich boys with their big toys who didn't want some dirty "non-family" venue in their pristine Arena District.

All the critics of Cleveland (which certainly has more than its share of problems) have to be at least a little embarrassed that Columbus has chosen a lousy location for its casino.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#3 Feb 23, 2011
The Casino bunch lied again!
What else is new?
I voted NO then YES

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Feb 23, 2011
lets all thank Coleman wrote:
The casino in Cleveland was scheduled to be one of the last of the four casinos in Ohio to be completed.
But guess what? They didn't have a state-wide vote to move theirs to a toxic waste dump located in a depressed crime-ridden area.
They chose a vibrant downtown location (gee, why does the Arena District come to mind?) that also has an adjacent (also historically beautiful) building which is now scheduled to be a "first phase" of the casino project.
Here's a quote from an aritcle in the Plain Dealer on 5/14/2010:
"The constitutional amendment that voters passed allowing the four casinos in Ohio does not specifically allow temporary casinos, so any early facility might have to be considered a first phase of a larger project at the same location or face legal challenges."
Let's all thank Mayor Coleman and his rich boys with their big toys who didn't want some dirty "non-family" venue in their pristine Arena District.
All the critics of Cleveland (which certainly has more than its share of problems) have to be at least a little embarrassed that Columbus has chosen a lousy location for its casino.
I voted against casinos in Ohio. When they passed I voted YES to move the one in Columbus to the Delphi site, as far away from me as possible. Everything I've seen since makes me glad it is the West Side's problem.
almost had me

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 23, 2011
Incendiary, Clueless, Mean.
Am I really all those things?
Oh the truth hurts.
Gambling is low class

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 23, 2011
lets all thank Coleman wrote:
The casino in Cleveland was scheduled to be one of the last of the four casinos in Ohio to be completed.
But guess what? They didn't have a state-wide vote to move theirs to a toxic waste dump located in a depressed crime-ridden area.
They chose a vibrant downtown location (gee, why does the Arena District come to mind?) that also has an adjacent (also historically beautiful) building which is now scheduled to be a "first phase" of the casino project.
Here's a quote from an aritcle in the Plain Dealer on 5/14/2010:
"The constitutional amendment that voters passed allowing the four casinos in Ohio does not specifically allow temporary casinos, so any early facility might have to be considered a first phase of a larger project at the same location or face legal challenges."
Let's all thank Mayor Coleman and his rich boys with their big toys who didn't want some dirty "non-family" venue in their pristine Arena District.
All the critics of Cleveland (which certainly has more than its share of problems) have to be at least a little embarrassed that Columbus has chosen a lousy location for its casino.
LOL. Whatever Gambler. Defend your addiction, I don't want to pay for your welfare after you have pissed all your $$$ down the drain!
Gambling is low class

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 23, 2011
lets all thank Coleman wrote:
"..........
Let's all thank Mayor Coleman and his rich boys with their big toys who didn't want some dirty "non-family" venue in their pristine Arena District.
All the critics of Cleveland (which certainly has more than its share of problems) have to be at least a little embarrassed that Columbus has chosen a lousy location for its casino.
Id like to thank Mike Coleman and his "rich boys" for making this happen. Also, a big thanks to the voters. We already voted no before, these scuzzy gambling people kept trying to get it here. The only way they could was to have the entire state vote
almost had me

Columbus, OH

#8 Feb 23, 2011
Gambling is low class wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. Whatever Gambler. Defend your addiction, I don't want to pay for your welfare after you have **** all your $$$ down the drain!
Way to stay on topic. Someday I may be as clever as you seem to think you are. But I sure hope I'm never as arrogant. Have a NICE day.
TRASH

Columbus, OH

#9 Feb 23, 2011
I voted NO then YES wrote:
<quoted text>
I voted against casinos in Ohio. When they passed I voted YES to move the one in Columbus to the Delphi site, as far away from me as possible. Everything I've seen since makes me glad it is the West Side's problem.
All you have to do is look at the element people complain about at Easton. That element is attracted to bling, lottery tickets and gambling. Bringing that element Downtown would destroy all the good things that have happened down there.

Stupid people will do stupid things. The further the trash is away from me, the happier I am.
Welfare for life

Middletown, NY

#10 Feb 25, 2011
The casino will provide salvation. Allow food stamp debit cards to be used at the casino. Put slot machines in all churches and schools. Let the casino operate freely with patrons as young as 12 years old. It will turn everything around.
Gregg

Columbus, OH

#11 Feb 25, 2011
Thankfully, Ohioans have delayed casinos enough times to make it clear to any rational person that the root of our state's problems is not casino gaming, but instead the GOP which has completely controlled the state's government for twenty of the last twenty-four years and held a veto over state government every year since 1985.

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