Casino Games! My view

And I thought Root Works  was strange.

Now I do not care if this happens or not. Just find it interesting to see the hype and the spin.

Looks like we will be seeing a bit of Hysteria about how this Casino will bring Mega Jobs (good Paying)  huge investment in adjoining businesses, well time will tell,.

IMHO there will be no stopping this.

As you know I am from Baraboo WI we have Ho Chunk

imagesHC

It goes 24/7.

About 3000 are employed.

As you know the Ho-Chuck want to go into Beloit.

Here is an interesting newspaper story From the Gazette/Xtra 1/11/2012

http://gazettextra.com/news/2012/jan/11/ho-chunk-details-beloit-casino-plan/

Highlights

1) 32 ac complex Est 150-200 Million to build

2) About 2000 jobs

3) 2% 0f the “net” to the City 30% of that the city would pay to the county (My best guess say 50 million a year

4) A room tax would go to the Rock County Visitor/Convention (no small amount of money)

What could a staving city like Beloit do with that?

 

Got the point? Lets go back to Kenosha I have not read how much the City or County thinks they will gain. I do believe this

1) The jobs will not pay well check to see what casino jobs pay in Vegas

2) Once the major building jobs are done the union jobs are gone if they even start. The constriction may not have to be union.

3) KRM will get pitched and may go ahead this time as a way to bring high rollers to Racine. Note most Gamblers are not high rollers but poorer folks looking for a fast way out. The “High Rollers” who “gamble” do so at the New York Stock Exchange

4) Racine City and County will try to get a part of this. Mayor Dickert will try for a bus line to the Casino and say it be for the workers from Racine to use “Its Green” sure would be green as Racine folks take the bus to the casino!

5) with 75-100 Million from this they will not play. Cities like Racine will clean up ts act or our leaders will become ones that will.

6) There will be no stopping this

 

Atlantic City

ACP1                                                  indexacp2

 

Arft said the nation’s leaders weren’t comfortable dropping a number, but they have given city officials a range of potential revenue based on their marketing projections.
“I can tell you that it is a substantial number,” Arft said. “It clearly would be a game-changer again in terms of the city’s ability to budget and do capital expenditures.”

– See more at: http://gazettextra.com/news/2012/jan/11/ho-chunk-details-beloit-casino-plan/#sthash.OpqZ0Jh2.dpuf

 

 

 

About 200 people packed the Beloit Library to hear Ho-Chunk representatives present their plans to build a casino facility on a 32-acre parcel just off of Interstate 90/39 in Beloit at a cost of $150 million to $200 million.
Beloit City Manager Larry Arft also presented the details of the draft intergovernmental agreement, which is the last big piece of the application the nation needs to move the proposed project forward.
Greendeer and former Vice President Daniel Brown described plans that include a 45,000-square-foot gaming facility with 2,200 slots and 50 table games. A 35,000-square-foot convention center and 300-room hotel also would be part of the facility they described as “modern”—unlike their other facilities that have a “more woodsy” motif, they said.
The casino complex would employ up to 2,000 people, and about 500 construction and other development jobs would be created to build the facility, Brown said.
The nation employs 3,370 employees, of which 2,070 are in the gaming field, Greendeer said. Only 15 percent of those are Ho-Chunk members. The non-Ho-Chunk workforce makes up nearly 70 percent of the nation’s employees, he said.

– See more at: http://gazettextra.com/news/2012/jan/11/ho-chunk-details-beloit-casino-plan/#sthash.OpqZ0Jh2.dpuf

About 200 people packed the Beloit Library to hear Ho-Chunk representatives present their plans to build a casino facility on a 32-acre parcel just off of Interstate 90/39 in Beloit at a cost of $150 million to $200 million.
Beloit City Manager Larry Arft also presented the details of the draft intergovernmental agreement, which is the last big piece of the application the nation needs to move the proposed project forward.
Greendeer and former Vice President Daniel Brown described plans that include a 45,000-square-foot gaming facility with 2,200 slots and 50 table games. A 35,000-square-foot convention center and 300-room hotel also would be part of the facility they described as “modern”—unlike their other facilities that have a “more woodsy” motif, they said.
The casino complex would employ up to 2,000 people, and about 500 construction and other development jobs would be created to build the facility, Brown said.
The nation employs 3,370 employees, of which 2,070 are in the gaming field, Greendeer said. Only 15 percent of those are Ho-Chunk members. The non-Ho-Chunk workforce makes up nearly 70 percent of the nation’s employees, he said.

– See more at: http://gazettextra.com/news/2012/jan/11/ho-chunk-details-beloit-casino-plan/#sthash.OpqZ0Jh2.dpuf

About 200 people packed the Beloit Library to hear Ho-Chunk representatives present their plans to build a casino facility on a 32-acre parcel just off of Interstate 90/39 in Beloit at a cost of $150 million to $200 million.
Beloit City Manager Larry Arft also presented the details of the draft intergovernmental agreement, which is the last big piece of the application the nation needs to move the proposed project forward.
Greendeer and former Vice President Daniel Brown described plans that include a 45,000-square-foot gaming facility with 2,200 slots and 50 table games. A 35,000-square-foot convention center and 300-room hotel also would be part of the facility they described as “modern”—unlike their other facilities that have a “more woodsy” motif, they said.
The casino complex would employ up to 2,000 people, and about 500 construction and other development jobs would be created to build the facility, Brown said.
The nation employs 3,370 employees, of which 2,070 are in the gaming field, Greendeer said. Only 15 percent of those are Ho-Chunk members. The non-Ho-Chunk workforce makes up nearly 70 percent of the nation’s employees, he said.

– See more at: http://gazettextra.com/news/2012/jan/11/ho-chunk-details-beloit-casino-plan/#sthash.OpqZ0Jh2.dpuf

Advertisements

2 Responses to Casino Games! My view

  1. I’m not really sure what your gripe is here. Those welfare dependency problems already exist in spades in both Racine and Beloit. The KRM wouldn’t be brought back for a Kenosha casino, since it wouldn’t serve the casino any better as the casino isn’t anywhere near the KRM proposed line. (Perhaps another Amtrak station would make sense at some point in the future, since Amtrak goes by the dog track grounds). KRM is Dead for at least a decade.

    Now who actually gets hired to work at casino’s? low skilled workers, for cleaning, dealing, serving etc. So the VERY people in Racine and Kenosha who don’t/ won’t work..are the EXACT kinds of people the Tribe will be willing to hire. Since Racine, Kenosha and Beloit are 3 of the worst areas in unemployment..then I submit are EXACTLY the kind of jobs we “need”.

    I’m not a gambler..and i doubt I’ll ever visit this place..but I’m pro business..I only wish they would expand gaming to include non tribal entities.

    No matter how much $$$ this brings in it’s all NEW money that isn’t here already. If it hurts Potawatomi or Ho Chunck or anyone else’s casino in DuBuque or Michigan City or wherever else i don’t really care. If they were opening a pizzeria we wouldn’t say we have enough Italian restaurants.

    • I do not care if it comes or not. Nothing we can do will stop it everyone sees the $$ not the issues. Thing is every penny the Casino spends comes from the Gamblers most being the poor.
      I can see KRM pitched to bring more here to gamble same with a bus line from Racine.
      The Poor in Racine without HS diplomas will not get jobs nor perhaps those with low credit scores.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: