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The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena

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    Schoolboy
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    I hope the Blue Jackets exit, and the city sells it to Penn National. Had they not forced them to move the other to the ghetto, this would create a downtown tourist boom.

    #340203
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    Schoolboy said:
    I hope the Blue Jackets exit, and the city sells it to Penn National. Had they not forced them to move the other to the ghetto, this would create a downtown tourist boom.

    except that casinos are super tacky and don’t belong downtown, ew.

    #340204

    cheap
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    Snarf said:
    except that casinos are super tacky and don’t belong downtown, ew.

    i have read about people that made that same statement,but it was in Mississippi back in the old days,and they hung black people for looking at white women.

    #340205
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    cheap said:
    i have read about people that made that same statement,but it was in Mississippi back in the old days,and they hung black people for looking at white women.

    people in the old days in mississippi talked about casinos in the arena district? neat, bro. any other factoids to share?

    #340206

    MRipley
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    Of course, they could always fill the Nationwide Arena floor with food trucks and plasitic tables. That’ll have ’em pouring in.

    #340207

    bayrea
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    cheap said:
    i have read about people that made that same statement,but it was in Mississippi back in the old days,and they hung black people for looking at white women.

    That has to be the worst rebuttal I have ever read…

    #340208

    Schoolboy
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    Snarf said:
    except that casinos are super tacky and don’t belong downtown, ew.

    $1k says Cleveland’s downtown casino will bring in double the revenue over Columbus’ ghetto casino. Further more, many casino enthusiasts like myself will actually drive to either Cleveland or Cinci just to avoid our own.

    I know it isn’t possible to prove, but had we placed the casino where it belonged, everything around it… especially the private shops in the short north… would have seen an immediate boom in revenue as well.

    #340209
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    Schoolboy said:
    $1k says Cleveland’s downtown casino will bring in double the revenue over Columbus’ ghetto casino. Further more, many casino enthusiasts like myself will actually drive to either Cleveland or Cinci just to avoid our own.

    I know it isn’t possible to prove, but had we placed the casino where it belonged, everything around it… especially the private shops in the short north… would have seen an immediate boom in revenue as well.

    right. think of the the chain smoking slot addict old ladies strolling on over to rigsbys for cocktails or milk bar for some fresh denim.

    #340210
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Schoolboy said:
    $1k says Cleveland’s downtown casino will bring in double the revenue over Columbus’ ghetto casino.

    The Cleveland Casino will *totally* bring in more revenue. But that has more to do with the fact that it was designed to be a much more high end establishment than the Hollywood Casino, not because of the location.

    #340211

    Schoolboy
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    Snarf said:
    right. think of the the chain smoking slot addict old ladies strolling on over to rigsbys for cocktails or milk bar for some fresh denim.

    Ah yes. The standard anti casino stereotype that my friends and I fall right in with. Even if your stereotype where true, I bet those old ladies would downright avoid the 4+ vintage/antique stores in the Short North like the plague.

    #340212

    Schoolboy
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    Walker said:
    The Cleveland Casino will *totally* bring in more revenue. But that has more to do with the fact that it was designed to be a much more high end establishment than the Hollywood Casino, not because of the location.

    Wait a second? So you think Penn National kept the same designs after being forced into the ghetto? Its pretty hard to prove now, but the rumors were flying that Columbus was being designed as a national texas holdem tournament location. One of the original investors pre-move was a texas holdem champion. Allegedly was designing the poker area himself.

    #340213

    swinzo1010
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    Schoolboy said:
    $1k says Cleveland’s downtown casino will bring in double the revenue over Columbus’ ghetto casino. Further more, many casino enthusiasts like myself will actually drive to either Cleveland or Cinci just to avoid our own.

    I think most people will tend to drive to the casino closest to them as opposed to the glitz factor. I have a hard time seeing people from Columbus driving to Cleveland or Cinci just because they casinos are located downtown and ours isn’t.

    If it makes you feel better, the Columbus casino is the biggest of the four in terms of # of slots and table games

    #340214

    cheap
    Member

    Walker said:
    The Cleveland Casino will *totally* bring in more revenue. But that has more to do with the fact that it was designed to be a much more high end establishment than the Hollywood Casino, not because of the location.

    it is exploding up there.perfect city for a casino.

    #340215

    Schoolboy
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    swinzo1010 said:
    I think most people will tend to drive to the casino closest to them as opposed to the glitz factor. I have a hard time seeing people from Columbus driving to Cleveland or Cinci just because they casinos are located downtown and ours isn’t.

    If it makes you feel better, the Columbus casino is the biggest of the four in terms of # of slots and table games

    You could be right. Personally, I guess I’ll wait to see how the issue of security is handled.

    For my wife and I, as well as friends, we like to make our casino trips more of a mini weekend vacation. “Gambling” is only a 4 hour at most part of our trip. As a result, we only like casinos that offer either private buslines or amenities within walking distance. Biloxi is probably our favorite place thus far that we have visited.

    As corny as it may sound, we would have definitely rented a hotel for the weekend here in downtown Columbus had it shuttled back and forth from the original arena district casino.

    #340216

    swinzo1010
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    I see your point. I think if you are making a trip out of it Cleveland’s is a better option. It is next to the Euclid BRT line, Amtrak Line, Sports Arena’s, RnR Hall of Fame, Hotels, etc.

    You could make a weekend out of the Columbus casino too but it wouldn’t be as easy to get around…

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