Slots at the race track, Good or Bad?

Are the slots going to be good for the area or bad?

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Slots at the race track, Good or Bad?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:48 pm

My personal thoughts are that it's a good idea. Some of the money being spent at out-of-state facilities will stay here supporting local jobs. It's also another added attraction to the area and isn't that far from our other big attraction the Arena which will give out of towners one more reason to stay around instead of seeing a show and taking off.
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PostBy: FedFire47 On: Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:08 pm

I also think it is a good idea. Only problem is, I hope the Luzerne County "Government" doesn't find a way to put money in their buddies pockets from this instead of where it needs to go. I have my fingers crossed but just like the arena (they don't control that thank god), 911, and every other thing that the county lays their fingers on it goes to complete and total SH!@

PostBy: tjv On: Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:33 pm

Have had VLT's at Saratoga RaceWay for over 2 years now. No major crime rings,no more "ladies of the night"than usual,no problems,harness track has actually thrived as result of higher purses for races bringing in top rated horses etc.
And best of all about 500 related jobs! And now talk of doubling the existing program so even more jobs coming and the State is raking in multi Millions! (Wonders when taxes will go down?) (can dream cant I)
I think its great to catch a few of the gambling $$$$$ that were going to Conn or NJ...Why not keep them local? Gamblers will gamble whether local or long distance...Bring Cassino $$$$ Yes to gambling

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:34 pm

tjv wrote:Bring Cassino $$$$ Yes to gambling

Well it's going through, I don't know about taxes going down except for the host community. Looks like they are going to be getting about 10 Million a year.... There yearly budget now is only 2 million. :shock:
Richard S.
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PostBy: timberman On: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:00 am

I'll have to be the one to disagree here I guess. But gambling is never good. On the surface there a few things that look good, but in the end there not. The problem is all the crime, addictions, ect. that it brings with it. It may take a while, but these things will come. I just don't believe that any taxes will be lowered from any income from gambling. These guys will find a way to spend it or channel it into there own or there buddies pockets.

PostBy: Bunky On: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:13 pm

Lower our taxes? Ya right. :evil: But I love the idea anyway! Which is bad because it means I will be more likely to throw away some hard earned cash! Ahhh... but so what! Gotta have fun once in a while, don't ya? The addicts are going to gamble either way so what's it matter. Better having some fun in our own backyard than wasting gas & time going to AC! Do you think we'd get a $20 credit for living in Luzerne County to get us started? :lol:
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