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Another Community Welcomes Columbus Casino | WBNS-10TV, Central...

There are 84 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Jan 6, 2010, titled Another Community Welcomes Columbus Casino | WBNS-10TV, Central.... In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A meeting was scheduled for Thursday night on the south side to discuss whether its residents would welcome a casino.

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Since: Dec 09

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#1 Jan 6, 2010
if not in arena district this would be perfect
Not Surprised

Cardington, OH

#3 Jan 6, 2010
This would be great!!
jason

Zanesville, OH

#4 Jan 6, 2010
you cant say bad ppl.... there are bad ppl all over the place sounds like someone does not just want it anywhere quit being picking and saying bad ppl for all who knows u may be bad yourself!!!
No Casino In Arena Dist

United States

#5 Jan 6, 2010
This seems like such a simple solution that I am not sure why the Mayor did not propose before. The sites he targeted were clearly aimed at certain properties in need of redevelopment which I understand, however, Penn National would have to be crazy to want these properties. There is serious demolition and environmental clean up that would have to be done at the properties proposed by the city, not to mention that the west side sites are SO CLOSE to residential areas! The Scioto Downs option seems to work because gambling already exists there and if the community shows more support than the west side has, the Mayor should look at this as a viable option. Let's not forget 58% of voters in this county said NO to casinos in the first place.
If the city doesnt include this as a site option, its probable the casino will be jammed into the Arena District anyway. C'mon Mayor!
Dave

Lancaster, CA

#6 Jan 6, 2010
The south side of Columbus would be perfect for the casino. It would really help an area of the city that needs it the most. As long as the casino is placed near the i 270 outerbelt, all of the residents of the city would have easy access to the new complex. If it were placed somewhere around 270 and South High Street, it would have incredible exposure to people traveling to/from Cincinnati, Scioto Downs, etc. Frankly, I think this would be a gift to the people of the south side, who have been overlooked when it comes to new, exciting complexes. I would hate to see the complex built in and/around downtown Columbus. It would be a traffic nightmare, etc. My vote is for the i270 and South High Street area.
HIGH ROLLER

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 6, 2010
You know what this would be better than the hilltop area, have any of you been to the hilltop lately? The old Delphi plant, come on! Do they want people to come to the casino to have the no tell motel right next door? I grew up next to the Delphi plant that would be terrible. I am all for Scioto downs, it is far enough out that all the whinos in the downtown area can't show up to panhandle. Scioto downs is already for parking, have plenty of room for expansion and it's far enought away from where I live that if the crime does come it won't be in my neighborhood.
John

United States

#9 Jan 6, 2010
The casino is coming to Franklin County! We have to find a place for it or it will go into the Arena District which people seem not to want. This is a real solution and I think it would greatly help the folks in that community. A casino around Scioto Downs is something that could draw consensus around the city and state and actually pass in May.

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#11 Jan 6, 2010
look at it this way they already handle gambling with the horse betting... so there is experience already in place
David

Naperville, IL

#12 Jan 6, 2010
No Casino In Arena Dist wrote:
This seems like such a simple solution that I am not sure why the Mayor did not propose before. The sites he targeted were clearly aimed at certain properties in need of redevelopment which I understand, however, Penn National would have to be crazy to want these properties. There is serious demolition and environmental clean up that would have to be done at the properties proposed by the city, not to mention that the west side sites are SO CLOSE to residential areas! The Scioto Downs option seems to work because gambling already exists there and if the community shows more support than the west side has, the Mayor should look at this as a viable option. Let's not forget 58% of voters in this county said NO to casinos in the first place.
If the city doesnt include this as a site option, its probable the casino will be jammed into the Arena District anyway. C'mon Mayor!
It doesn't matter if 58 percent in this county said no, it was a statewide issue that passed. That's like saying if we had to vote on a law about everyone wearing seatbelts, and Franklin County voted no, that Franklin County would be exempt if it passed. Thats not how it works.
No Casino In Arena Dist

United States

#13 Jan 6, 2010
I understand that, David, but we have an opportunity to change this specific provision that was passed in November through another amendment on the May ballot and the developer is entertaining the idea. Moving it out of the Arena District will probably guarantee a higher rate of support from the voters in Franklin County who will have to live with it. This is the smart thing to do.
David wrote:
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It doesn't matter if 58 percent in this county said no, it was a statewide issue that passed. That's like saying if we had to vote on a law about everyone wearing seatbelts, and Franklin County voted no, that Franklin County would be exempt if it passed. Thats not how it works.
mrscommish

Mason, OH

#14 Jan 6, 2010
Although I was against bringing casino gambling into Ohio, now that voters have approved it, I can't think of a better place for a Columbus casino than near Scioto Downs. That area of the city is a largely untapped resource that would benefit greatly from the development. This really is the best proposal that has been put forward.
Alissa

Hilliard, OH

#17 Jan 6, 2010
All of the people saying westland mall and the delphi plant and the hilltop are all the same area are WRONG!
tcolgan

Powell, OH

#18 Jan 6, 2010
Just decide somewhere and get it built, it was voted to have it. Other cities have it. Crime happens anywhere. A casino is not going to draw crime into certains neighborhoods.
jason

Zanesville, OH

#19 Jan 6, 2010
i agress with alissa why did everyone vote for the casino to be here and then when we finally find a place to put it they back out i mean come on put something good in are state instead of another crack house as we heard OHIO was among the top 100 bad states for which two neighobrhood were voted come on give me a break next time dont vote yes!!
Johnnny Hoi

Dublin, OH

#22 Jan 6, 2010
we need to vote the mayor out he is the one who started the casino boycot in the beginning
Johnnny Hoi

Dublin, OH

#23 Jan 6, 2010
put coleman out on his ass
Needs A Job

Columbus, OH

#24 Jan 6, 2010
This casino issue should have passed when it was on the ballot a couple of years ago and already been built in the Clinton County area where we need the jobs the most. The bureaucrats just wanted it in the 'big city' and now everyone is fighting where it should or shouldn't be. I say bring it back to where we all voted for it in the Clinton, Fayette, Highland etc. counties.....
Keep it Downtown

Hilliard, OH

#25 Jan 6, 2010
Put it where it belongs: downtown Columbus, just like the voters voted. Community group organized to oppose downtown? Don't think so, just a front for the greedy Dispatch empire. A disclaimer should run on the fron page of each paper, above the fold, that informs readers that the dispatch has significant $$ interest in arena district. It's not about community, it's about $$. Don't lie wolfies, Marrison, Curtin, et al.
Deborah

Powell, OH

#26 Jan 6, 2010
Here we are trying to revitalize our downtown to bring in more business and why are we not utilizing the old City Center building for the casino? I know when I go to visit something in a city, I do not want to have to get in a car and drive too far for entertainment. With the Arena District at one end and the Brewery District at the other end of downtown - why not connect the dots and put the casino in the middle. Rebuild downtown Columbus. Plus out of towner want everything centrally located... not going into an area that is not populated for that type of entertainment.
Keep it Downtown

Hilliard, OH

#27 Jan 6, 2010
Johnnny Hoi wrote:
we need to vote the mayor out he is the one who started the casino boycot in the beginning
He didn't start it!! He finally opened his mouth in late October - well too late to make a difference. He's about as useless as something on a warthog.

This is the Dispatch's pet project - keep casino's out of Ohio. Has been for years. Now that voters have spoken, they're acting like spoiled brats.

Look at how the other cities are embracing it? And ask Akron, Dayton, Youngstown if they would want the casino and all the tax money it will bring in.

Jobs, development, progress. Why is this so hard to understand?

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