A Downtown Casino: Salvation or a Roll of the Dice?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/24/2004 - 00:05.
12/06/2004 - 12:00

A Downtown Casino: Salvation or a Roll of the Dice?

Sponsor: The City Club of Cleveland

While not the development engine originally anticipated,
casinos around the country do generate public revenues and serve as catalysts
for drawing convention and other tourist business. Ohio State Rep. Chris
Redfern (for) and David Zannoti of the Ohio Roundtable (against) will debate
the pros and cons of establishing a casino in downtown Cleveland. Phillip
Morris of The Plain Dealer will serve as moderator.

Place: The City Club of Cleveland

Address: 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost to Attend:  $13
members. $20 nonmembers.

Contact Number: 216-621-0082

Location

City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor
( categories: )

Gambling with Cleveland's future

 

With all the civic investment  options out there, including my favorite the wind energy manufacturing industry,  who in their right mind would suggest bringing another "circus" (read "entertainment" - the Roman's claimed that to keep the citizenry complacent all they needed was "bread and circus") element into Cleveland on top of the other circus element elephants - namely  the Brown's 360 day empty per year stadium and the Jacobs 1/2 year empty field  - already in Cleveland?  

Look at what Sudbury, Ontario, Canada has put their money and energy into :

 http://www.northernontariobusiness.com/displayHeadline.asp?291id115-pn=&view=19229

The Sudbury community has partnered with the German wind turbine firm Repower to install a manufacturing plant in Sudbury. 

Now, honestly, (even ignoring all the social cost implications of gambling) isn't an investment like Sudbury's  less of a gamble than investing in gambling?

Owning up to my opinions

Due to my lack of familiarity with  posting protocols on this site, the above post advocating for wind industry and against the gambling nonesense was posted without my name - so here it is!