What do you think of a slots parlor in Danvers?

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    What do you think of a slots parlor in Danvers?

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be awarding four licenses for casinos — one for slots-only — in the next year. A 24-hour slots parlor, which would employ as many as 700, is being proposed for Danvers. Do you have an opinion about a slot parlor opening at the Liberty Tree Mall?

     
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    Re: What do you think of a slots parlor in Danvers?

    Bad idea Libertry  Mall is bad enough with the traffic they have now opening a 24 hour slots parlor is going make traffic much worse i dont anything can be gained by this propsal

     
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    Re: What do you think of a slots parlor in Danvers?

    yeck talk about attracting trash

     
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    whoops

     
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    Re: What do you think of a slots parlor in Danvers?

    Beacon Hill, the Legislators and the Governor got it wrong, when they signed the gambling bill into law. Here's a list of changes that should be made immediately to the law. Your legislators put these things into the law and have hid them from you.
    > slot machines: odds must be posted on all slot machines.
    > slot machines: operators may not change the rate of play (time per spin) on any slot machine or networked group of slot machines for a period of one week.
    > alcohol: casinos must be subject to the same laws and local controls as other venues. (only 13 states allow free alcohol at casinos)
    > loans: casinos may not offer loans/markers or any other form of credit to their patrons.
    > credit/atm/ebt cards: may not be used for gambling/cash advances or cash returns of merchandise.
    > binding biennial referenda: casino licenses must be approved by a biennial binding referendum vote of host and surrounding communities.
    > mitigation agreements: all host and surrounding community mitigation agreements comprise a binding and ongoing condition of the license, if they break the agreement they're shut down. 
    > license revocation: if a casino license is revoked for any reason, the casino will cease operation until a new licensee has been approved.
    > hours of operation: casinos must adhere to local hours of operation as prescribed by local ordinance for all entertainment venues and shall not be treated any differently.

     
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    Re: What do you think of a slots parlor in Danvers?

    At what point do these Tea Party-like anti-casino zealots start facing reality?

     

    It's like talking to a rock when you try and have a reasonable discussion with them.   It's all about their personal morals and biases, and empirical evidence, the fact that many people like to gamble, like to see a show, like to play blackjack, is somehow viewed as immoral by these yahoos.

     

    Danvers is a ridiculous site.

     

    Massachusetts needs to site the casinos in major urban areas to stoke regional economic development, and the slot parlor needs to be situated in an area that geographically balances where the three casinos are sited, how proficient it will be to recapturing revenues spent by Bay Staters at other states' slot parlors, and how it can lure those other states' residents to the MA slot parlor.

     

    The Boston casino should be at Suffolk Downs since it stitches together the tourism, hospitality and convention and meeting benefits of having a world-class casino resort in our capital city.

     

    The WMass casino should be in Springfield or West Springfield for the same reasons as the Boston casino.   And, by the way, why would we ever want to see Mohegan Sun, a CT casino, licensed here?   They've been taking MA spending and tax revenues for 13 years.   Isn't that enough?

     

    And the SEMass casino, since it is obvious that the tribe will never get land-in-trust from the U.S. Gov't., should be in Fall River, for the same reason a casino should be at Suffolk Downs and in the Springfield area, so as to lure out-of-state visitors (greater Providence?), and to grow that region's tourism, hospitality and convention and meeting sectors.

     

    If the casinos are sited that way, then the slot parlor should be sited at Raynham Park, Plainridge Racecourse, or somewhere on the Rt. 146 stretch between the Mass Pike and the RI line.   Any slot parlor located at any of those sites will devastate Twin River, RI's largest slot parlor which, BTW, depends on 51% of its revenue from MA residents.

     

    You don't have to be an Einstein to figure out how to best spread the fiscal and economic benefits by siting the facilities in key geographic locations.   Unfortunately, the casino chairman Steve Crosby is not an Einstein.   He reminds me more of Professor Irwin C. Corey!

     
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    Re: What do you think of a slots parlor in Danvers?

    In response to ddsuburbs' comment:

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be awarding four licenses for casinos — one for slots-only — in the next year. A 24-hour slots parlor, which would employ as many as 700, is being proposed for Danvers. Do you have an opinion about a slot parlor opening at the Liberty Tree Mall?



    How many ways can we say no?

    There are so many reasons to oppose casinos and slots parlors — not just in Danvers but everywhere. Here is just one: according to a thorough study conducted in Ontario a few years ago, gambling addicts are responsible for 62 percent of the revenues that go to slots parlors. Michael Jonas reported on this study for CommonWealth Magazine. Just click here.

     
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