What is this web site advocating?

Seriously, try this. Here is a web site from a group in Ohio. Call it up and after your first impression, write down what you think this group is advocating and whether you think it is probably a good idea or not.


Then take a minute and read a little more... Also, what does it mean for Pittsburgh?


6 Responses to "What is this web site advocating?"

Andy said... 7/18/2006 12:36 PM

Funny thing here...PA voted in slots to recapture revenue lost to WV's slots. WV is already talking about their lost revenue to PA when our slots come online, so they are looking at adding table games. Now OH is jumping on the bandwagon.

Want to bet that this will be used as an excuse when all of the PA slots parlors fall well short of their revenue projections?

John Morris said... 7/18/2006 6:28 PM

Government, The horror continues.

Amos_thePokerCat said... 7/18/2006 11:13 PM

There have been two previous amendments proposed over the last decade to allow gambling in Ohio, both failed. This pretty slick, but it will probably fail as well.

globalburgh said... 7/19/2006 12:28 AM

At first I thought the site was an attempt to keep the Ohio educated in Ohio, but then I saw the gaming pitch. Is it all about bringing gambling to Ohio?

The bait and switch campaign bothers me. If I didn't like the gambling option before, I hate it now. These development initiatives verge on extortion.

Looks like a zoning race to the bottom to me.

John Morris said... 7/22/2006 9:33 AM

Most things ivolving the goverment here verge on extortion.

Amos_thePokerCat said... 7/22/2006 7:30 PM

Well, how different is that from "Benefits Older Pennsylvanians. Everyday."?

As of 2004, the average PA-ian spent $190 on the lottery. That made us number 15! Some states do not break out VLT (video lottery tickets, i.e. slots) income seperate from traditional lottery sales, so that might move us up a couple of places. Note: Nevada has no state lottery.

What is the expected average revenue per capita for the casinos? $100/head in 100 mile radius?

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