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Would you support non-indian casinos in your city and/or state?  

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  1. 1. Would you support non-indian casinos in your city and/or state?

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Do you think it's a good idea? Missouri has capitalized on it within the past decade , and it seems to be doing good. It's boosted revenue for Kansas City...

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I would. I definitely enjoy them.

The thing I worry about with everyone trying to capitalize on casinos is too many of them. In some areas you already begin to see casino's fail because of over zealous plans.

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KC currently has four casino's, Harrah's,AmeriStar,Isle of Capri, and the Argosy. There is a new luxury casino purposed for KCK(in a new area of development-w-Kansas Speedway)...

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Personally, no. I do not support casinos anyway. I think that they may provide revenue for the city but I don't think that it presents a good image of the city to the public.

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The correct term is "Native American". The name indian resulted from Columbus being too stupid a navigator to realize that he had not made it to India when he reached North America.

Actually, I thought he thought it was supposed to be the Indies (as in the islands that make up Indonesia).

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I would support legalization of gambling here in South Florida, something akin to the way they do it in Biloxi. We have the tourist here already, casinos will give them something more to do and hopefully keep them here longer.

I do not however, support government sponsored gambling, whether it be casinos, lotterys or keno. They're also trying to get a law passed allowing slot machines at our parimutual facilities down here. I think that is just as lame.

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^I agree with Brickell, I would support the legalization of gambling in Florida. To me it doens't make sense for the state to sponser the lottery, churches to operate bingo halls, and boats to have casino cruises, but a law prohiting casinos on land. Either you allow gambling or not, you can't straddle the fence.

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^I agree with Brickell, I would support the legalization of gambling in Florida. To me it doens't make sense for the state to sponser the lottery, churches to operate bingo halls, and boats to have casino cruises, but a law prohiting casinos on land. Either you allow gambling or not, you can't straddle the fence.

Yeah, I definitely don't agree with state sponsored gambling. It should be allowed and regulated and leave it at that.

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I wouldnt mind seeing a few here maybe 3 or 4 at the most, its been brought up numerous times but always gets shut down. However, i think it will eventually happen its only a matter of time. :P

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No I would never support it... NO MORE CASINOS need to be built in KCMO OR KCK. It is a stupid cheating way for easy cash. And gambling is a dangerous thing for people to do.

Kansas City doesn't need another casino. We don't want to be like Las Vegas or New Orleans.

And if more casinos are built, they need to be hidden from public eyes.

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And gambling is a dangerous thing for people to do.

I'd be curious some stats on the number of people who get addicted to gambling compared to say, liqour or another "vice" if you will. I don't know which one is worse, just curious.

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We don't want to be like Las Vegas or New Orleans.

Thats why I said no. Vegas is Vegas, and if everywhere gets to be like Vegas, then Vegas (and Biloxi, Atlantic City, etc) looses its uniqueness. Don't tell me people go to Vegasjust for the scenery.

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I'm not talking about the public, I'm talking about cities.

It's like putting a prostitution district in your city, and having them give the city 30-40% of their earnings... At least that's my opinon.

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Casinos are a real drain on Ma and Pa businesses and a cities nightlife in general. They are a voluntary tax. They lead to gambling addiction and organized crime. People love 'em.

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I'm not talking about the public, I'm talking about cities.

It's like putting a prostitution district in your city, and having them give the city 30-40% of their earnings... At least that's my opinon.

Maybe so, but for a cash-strapped city like Detroit, it's the only way to raise much-needed revenue, short of doubling tax rates again. Unless you can think of some other way to close a $264 Million budget gap, on top of eliminating a $120 Million deficit without jepordizing the health and safety of the city's neighborhoods.

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^ but in effect, it's only a short term solution. The money that is going into the casinos is coming from somewhere. It hurts the local economy because people are spending on slots and blackjack instead of on new cars, clothes or when it really gets bad food.

business in general will suffer and stores will close, and they'll have to build another casino to make up for the loss in tax base.

You could argue that it brings in a lot of tourist bringing money into the system, which is partiall true, but in my opinion you can do better by trying to create a living and breathing city that people want to visit and spend their money in.

I like to gamble, don't get me wrong. I think it should be legalized and regulated just from a libertarian aspect. I think it gets dangerous when cities, counties and states do it purely for monetary reasons though.

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brichell, you have a good point. but it's not all correct, casino's in a big city bring in gamblers from all over the reigon. In KC people come from Iowa,Arkansas,Nebraska,kansas, and rural missouri to gamble in KC. altough some of those states have casino's-most of them just have native-american casinos or land casino's where table gambling is not allowed. Plus casino's give people jobs-each casino has hundreds if not over a thousand employee's...

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I don't support legalizing gambling in any more cities than we already have. Gambling is the latest craze in economic development which doesn't have any real proof of success. Yes, it helps to balance budgets at the end of the year. But the social and economic havoc wrecked on the environments where casinos spring up aren't worth it. The oldest examples we have to gauge the successes and failures of commercial casino gambling are in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. While Las Vegas looks pretty, it has some of the worst schools in the country and the least educated population (lowest percentage of residents with college degrees) of any major city. Atlantic City has fared even worse. Here we have the oldest example of a declining city that tried to save itself with gambling (unlike Vegas which was practically built around it-- different concept), and it failed even more horribly. Today, AC is in worse shape than it was when it was a simple shore resort town. Suburbanites now flock to the self-sufficient casinos and then get back in their cars and go home. The local economy has gone way downhill as most of the businesses that used to line the main thoroughfares have been boarded up. The old Atlantic City will eventually be demolished to make room for more highway ramps while the people who used to live there will vanish.

Gambling is sometimes referred to as "regressive taxation," because unlike most methods that local governments use for balancing their books, a disproportionate share of the funds from gambling are obtained from the poor. The lower income groups are the ones most prone to gambling addictions. State-sponsored vice is preying on people. Besides, who wants to live in a gambling haven? As Las Vegas has illustrated, not exactly the types of people who most communities would want to embrace and draw from all over the country. When most people think of what they want out of their city they think of good schools, clean air, reliable transit, parks and open space, job opportunities, etc. They'd probably be less likely to want to live across the street from a place where they can play craps every afternoon.

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I support them for selfish reasons. I don't want to see the Penguins leave Pittsburgh, so if casinos are the way to secure revenue for a new arena, then go for it.

However, I can't wait until the sticks in the mud atop Mount Washington and in West Allegheny start bellyaching because the casinos are an "eyesore" or whatever other lame-assed excuse they can think of. :rolleyes:

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