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Issue 3 - Casino News & Updates

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    JonMyers
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    Thanks everybody! We’re trying to do something effective and thoughtful.

    I think one thing that’s important is to start holding ALL politicians and would be politicos feet to the fire.

    By everyone putting in their two cents it sends a message to politicians that they have to pay attention and follow.

    I look forward to the day when Columbus politicians actually lead with vision, rather than wait on public opinion and follow like a bunch of chicken shits.

    Thanks again and stay tuned. Hopefully this will go somewhere.

    #308944
    Jimmy Mak
    Jimmy Mak
    Participant

    Joining the facebook page Jon. Way to take the initiative.

    #308945

    NEOBuckeye
    Participant

    I really like Philadelphia’s attitude about this. The casino operators may have picked up their licenses, but THE PEOPLE decided that they were going to give them so much hell that they’ll never get one built. On top of that, they’ve forced the would-be operators to waste millions of dollars. THAT’s the attitude we need to take with Penn National. We need to show them that they picked the wrong place, the wrong town and the wrong people to mess with!

    #308946

    DavidF
    Participant

    Can you post a link to the Facebook page Jon?

    #308947

    adrock
    Member
    #308948

    Tenzo
    Participant

    NEOBuckeye wrote >>
    I really like Philadelphia’s attitude about this. The casino operators may have picked up their licenses, but THE PEOPLE decided that they were going to give them so much hell that they’ll never get one built. On top of that, they’ve forced the would-be operators to waste millions of dollars. THAT’s the attitude we need to take with Penn National. We need to show them that they picked the wrong place, the wrong town and the wrong people to mess with!

    Uhhh, I wouldn’t use Philly as a model.
    The casinos are going up.

    #308949

    Curious if they will allow smoking in the casino and whether they will have a cutoff time for alcohol in the evenings.

    #308950

    roy
    Participant

    Tenzo wrote >> Uhhh, I wouldn’t use Philly as a model. The casinos are going up.

    Columbus enjoys a powerfully broad base of opposition. The startup anti-casino citizen group already made front page news in TOP and one of the most trusted elected officials in the history of our city, Auditor Hugh Dorrian, published an op-ed piece in Sunday’s Dispatch, linked below. I believe Mr. Dorrian’s last such published opinion was in opposition to the trash burning power plant, and he was right then, too.

    Don’t dismiss the depth and breadth of power when citizens join together with the business community (Wexner, Gee et al) and have the daily newspaper on their side. Mr. Mike Curtin has a beautiful op-ed in Sunday’s paper too, linked below (sry for the long addresses).

    Hugh J. Dorrian commentary: Too much is invested in Arena District to put it at risk
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/editorials/stories/2009/11/22/huge22.ART_ART_11-22-09_G5_LTFNUHH.html?sid=101

    Mike Curtin commentary: City leaders can stop casino plan in its tracks
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/editorials/stories/2009/11/22/curtin22.ART_ART_11-22-09_G5_LTFNUHF.html?sid=101

    #308951

    Trixie
    Participant

    Tenzo wrote >>

    NEOBuckeye wrote >>
    I really like Philadelphia’s attitude about this. The casino operators may have picked up their licenses, but THE PEOPLE decided that they were going to give them so much hell that they’ll never get one built. On top of that, they’ve forced the would-be operators to waste millions of dollars. THAT’s the attitude we need to take with Penn National. We need to show them that they picked the wrong place, the wrong town and the wrong people to mess with!

    Uhhh, I wouldn’t use Philly as a model.
    The casinos are going up.

    Not if I can help it… I do not want them here. Franklin County doesn’t want a casino. Time to step up people. I’m going to do whatever I can to stop this.

    #308952
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Lawmakers hope to let Franklin County opt out of casino:

    http://blog.dispatch.com/dailybriefing/2009/11/lawmakers_hope_to_let_franklin.shtml

    #308953
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    #308954

    Charlie
    Member

    If a Columbus opt-out amendment would get put on the ballot, would it only need a simple majority? I would think this would be an easy win, as why would Cleveland & Cincinnati vote to force a casino on Columbus. And we already know the majority here is against it.

    #308955

    drew
    Participant

    Sounds like Chuck Hootman will be on WOSU in a few minutes to discuss opposition to the casinos.

    #308956

    Patch
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>
    Governor is cities’ ace in hole:
    http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/11/22/copy/GUV_VETO.ART_ART_11-22-09_B1_J0FOOFV.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

    whoa, whoa, slow your roll (as the kids say):

    “Strickland made the comments after casino developers offered state lawmakers a draft of legislation that must be passed during the next six months to implement the constitutional amendment authorizing casinos that Ohio voters approved Nov. 3.”

    So, if legislation isn’t passed in the next 6 months, there won’t be any casinos?

    #308957

    no.

    This is different legislation, this is legislation setting up some more specific guidelines on the implementation of the amendment from my understanding.

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