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http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/news6210.html

thank your short sighted (or is it corrupt) politicians for letting this happen. of course, we have seen geno and jim embrace the tribal scam for years (no downtown restaurant for geno and byebye jim). for slot money, an agreement (no doubt. ask bridgeport and hartford) to keep private enterprise casinos out of ct, and a kick between the legs to hartford in particular is such a sweet deal for the pretend native americans and the pockets of our politicians. maybe those people in mass and ri are smart not to bother with a big arena.

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You can thank Lowell Weicker for killing the casino deal Steve Wynn offered Hartford in the early 1990's when Connecticut lawmakers saw the kind of revenues Foxwoods was doing and actually wanted to build casinos in Hartford. All this could be happening downtown.

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Tonight

Neil Diamond playing to a sold out XL Center in Hartford

Kanye West playing to a sold out Mohican Sun Arena

I dont "love" either, enjoy a little of both from time to time, and would rather have all the rich folks that follow Neil Diamond eating at dish rather than the younger crown that would have worked all summer to see Kanye. (yes this is an exaduration for effect since there are obviously young and old people going to both) but the young folks are eating at friendlies or whatever, while Neils fans are filling TK, Agave, and Dish as we speak.

Hartford resturant week and a concert at the same time... very nice.

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I heard something about Mohegan trying to poach the women's Big East Tournament, anything to that?

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The tribes are laughing at how stupid this state is while they contribute to the demise of entertainment elsewhere in the state and become millionaires. You will never find me at either of those places.

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The tribes are laughing at how stupid this state is while they contribute to the demise of entertainment elsewhere in the state and become millionaires. You will never find me at either of those places.

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As much as I like for the women's tourney to be in Hartford, they do have a point about the arena being the right size. There is still not enough interest in women's bball to fill a large arena. Doesn't mean I want to see it go, but that one point I do agree with.

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they want it for themselves because they are capitalists. and if they get it they probably would get more people because after awhile their captured audience gets tired of pressing buttons and playing cards. when they have to turn away gamblers from the games because they can't fit any more of them in their arena, will they send the tournament back to hartford because they are too small? their reason is ludicrous, although inventive. wow, hartford is apparently too big for the women's big east tournament, too small for the nfl, nhl, etc. what is the right size sporting event for hartford?

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they want it for themselves because they are capitalists. and if they get it they probably would get more people because after awhile their captured audience gets tired of pressing buttons and playing cards. when they have to turn away gamblers from the games because they can't fit any more of them in their arena, will they send the tournament back to hartford because they are too small? their reason is ludicrous, although inventive. wow, hartford is apparently too big for the women's big east tournament, too small for the nfl, nhl, etc. what is the right size sporting event for hartford?

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Doesn't Harbor Yard still have the 1st and 2nd rounds of the NCAA tourney?

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