Should a casino be built on Bolivar?

Should a casino be built on Bolivar?

There are 23 comments on the The Beaumont Enterprise story from Apr 12, 2009, titled Should a casino be built on Bolivar?. In it, The Beaumont Enterprise reports that:

Gambling on Bolivar Peninsula is under consideration by Texas lawmakers, but it might already be said to exist there.

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San Antonio, TX

#1 Apr 27, 2009
Yes, build a legal one. There were a couple hundred "8 Liners" distroyed during IKE. Those buildings are restored and the Illegal slot Machines are back on the Bolivar Peninsula before anything else.
We have no crackdown for the few who recieve the profits fron Illegal gambeling so why not have our schools get the profits from legal gambeling.
Texan from Bolivar

United States

#2 Apr 27, 2009
I say yes also. Galveston County will not stop the illegal gambeling. Outside the Motel there was Piles of them. I heard there are tin barns operating there now also.
bring it

United States

#3 Apr 28, 2009
YES!!! What better time to bring money back to the area. There is lots of land to build nice hotels with casino's. Maybe we should all quit going to LA to gamble and start puting money back into our own state.

Since: Feb 09

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#4 Jun 4, 2009
Yes, Yes & Yes!

Galveston, TX

#5 Aug 17, 2009
Yes!!! Let's keep the tax dollars here instead of LA. Could be getting lots of out of state money, too!

Galveston, TX

#6 Aug 28, 2009
Galveston had its "chance" decades ago with gambling, organized crime from Sicilian immigrants (the remnants of which still have control and influence) and the Soprano-type violence and corruption that accompanies illegal gambling.

Galveston chased off a huge number of visitors several years ago who were taken aback by local government policies and stern policing. Many of those discovered the freedom of Bolivar.

Bolivar deserves its chance at legal gambling and all it would do to restore the area. And don't worry about the terminally idle ferry service from Galveston; the business would flow freely from east Texas (and maybe even Louisiana!).


#7 Aug 30, 2009
Yes - keep money in Texas and help rebuild Galveston County.

Houston, TX

#8 Sep 4, 2009
Yes....just make it "Hurricane Proof"
Beach Lover

Laredo, TX

#9 Sep 13, 2009
I note that none of the people enthusiastically saying yes are Bolivar residents. Why not let the people on the peninsula make that decision since it is they who will have to live with the drunks, the rudeness and the crowds- the sense of entitlement that will come along with a casino and the accompanying hotel(s). It is their home and it should be up to them and only them who should make the decision.
Galveston was lost long ago to this kind of "development"- why not just keep it there?

Houston, TX

#10 Sep 13, 2009
Why doesn't Texas allow a casino to be built in
Galveston ?
Mel from Kerens

United States

#11 Sep 14, 2009
DJJ wrote:
Why doesn't Texas allow a casino to be built in
Galveston ?
Yes, Yes, I lived there and the 8 liners caused no problems. We need the tax revenue, and Bolivar needs it too
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#12 Sep 15, 2009
As long as it doesn't mess up the fishing!

Houston, TX

#13 Sep 15, 2009
Probably needs to be "Burglar Proof" also.

Pasadena, TX

#14 Dec 21, 2009
Yes, yes & yes, bring on the slots/gambling and bring with it all the crime, riff raff & thugs. Two thumbs up. Smart idea

Melmore, OH

#15 Dec 23, 2009
WhatRUthinking wrote:
Yes, yes & yes, bring on the slots/gambling and bring with it all the crime, riff raff & thugs. Two thumbs up. Smart idea
What do you think is over there now?I think a nice shiny casino would be great...

Houston, TX

#16 Dec 23, 2009
Closer than Lake Charles......

United States

#17 Dec 23, 2009
Well I am thinking there is plenty of available land right in the middle of Crystal Beach or maybe in Port Bolivar.Seems like as good a spot as any. If I were a business person though I would have to wonder how people would get to my Casino if the highway has water running over it durning high tide and rain storms from High Island to Crystal Beach,and is closed sometimes due to the danger of the rushing water and in the summer the ferry wait is up to two hours. Another thing I would have to consider is who is going to work at my casino and where will they live. Well I might even consider getting the dope dealers back in town so they can provide the speed for the gamblers to stay up all night and day. And since we have limited law enforcement on the Peninsula who will protect the winners or losers? That would have to be from those other orginazations that we wont mention. Take the casino's to Kemah or Galveston where they already have all the services needed to open a nice shiney casino. But wait,don't I remember gambleing boats from the past in Galveston that couldnt make it and floated away even the one in Port Aransas is gone and look at the money they have there.
But I am sure all that have posted have thought that through and they wouldnt mind a casino in there back yard. But I for one can do without one in my backyard.And since I am a resident of Bolivar I would like to have a vote.

Pasadena, TX

#18 Dec 24, 2009
Pam wrote:
.And since I am a resident of Bolivar I would like to have a vote.
You tell 'em Pam. You bring up many good points. But the bottom line is what do the people of Bolivar want? I don't even live there and I don't want to see it happen. Those that do? Are the ones that are just to lazy to drive to Lake Charles to get their gambling addiction met.

“Pet me or I'll bite you”

Since: Jul 07

Richardson, Texas

#19 Dec 24, 2009
Since it's illegal to additionally tax people based on sub par IQ's, we could start with a state endorsed tax on the mathematically illiterate in addition to the lottery.

Why invite fools to hold on to their own money any longer than necessary?

“If you believe it, stand by it”

Since: May 07

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#20 Dec 25, 2009
Always the problem in Texas....legislators will not allow the voters to get close to voting on gambling. All is due to lobbying by Louisiana and others who will lose the Texas gamblers' money. So they grease the palms of Texas legislators. They even prevented the Alabama-Coshatta Tribe from having one between Woodville and Livingston.
I personally would like to see one there and another one next to Ford Park on I10 in Beaumont.
I am sure the folks up on I20 around Marshall can come up with a location for one.

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