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Will the Jim Traficant casino complex planned for Jackson Township succeed?

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1CBDactivist(123 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Perhaps if Jay Williams takes the job Car Czar job he can help influence the powers to be in Washingtown to bring a casino to the valley. I think that would be the only chance for Traficants plan to be successful.

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2rocky14(800 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I don't believe 33% of these people can be fooled by Jimbo.On the other hand,the American voter is pretty stupid.

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3mrblue(1170 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Mr. Traficant no longer has the power that he once enjoyed. The casino idea will not fly.

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4georgejeanie(1279 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Please another place for the middleclass and the poor to lose their money. This is just another tax on the middle class and the poor. Since the poor do not pay taxes, the government makes it easy for them to contribute by giving them places to lose their welfare money.

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5VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I firmly believe we are building too many casinos and due to the number of them there are not enough public gamblers to support all of them. Once the casinos in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati are built, you will see complaints of reduced traffic and gambling after the initial grand openings at each casino. The Meadowlands Casino in Pittsbugh is one good example.

Just because Casinos have been successful in some states does not mean you can continue building casinos in every city and with abandon. There is some magic in the lure of traveling to a casino, which will be lost when you find a casino in your own back yard.

Once all the casinos are built, you will see reductions in traffic and gambling at all the casinos, which will lead to those casinos spending less money at maintenance and support, as well as less money being shared by local munincipalities, which will lead to reductions in their maintenance and support surrounding the casinos. In other words, the increase of crime and filth argued by critics will eventually occur, especially in urban settings which will lead to the downfall of the casino business in our cities.

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6Education_Voter(1036 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I agree with Vindyak,
For sure, you cannot just duplicate a casino like all the others within short driving distance. When the Cleveland area casino opens, how can it help but draw customers away from Pittsburgh, Weirton, Erie, etc.?

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7paulydel(1541 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

You have to come up with something different to keep the crowd coming.

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8walter_sobchak(2513 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

This is another loser idea. We have allowed the country to be saturated with casinos. Once you add the four additional casinos that have already jumped the hurdles in front of them, in combination with the ones in WV, Pitts., Erie, Niagara Falls, this one is makes no economic sense. Combine that with the shady characters that come from this area, why would you invest in this idea as a developer?

Censorship has it correctly. Gambling is a tax on the stupid just like the lottery is a tax on the poor. We need real development in this area and casinos provide nothing but problems.

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