But we do have a long term con!

Recall we where told that if Kenosha did not get a Casino that one be built in IL?

Well things just got real http://www.cdcgamingreports.com/illinois-gambling-proposal-would-add-casinos-in-6-places/

Near the bottom is a list of locations one being in Lake County IL, now I have not seen the study of where the gamblers be coming from but cant help but think of the claim be that WI has tons that want to play in IL.

Question is how to get them to the Casino after all no one they will say will want to drive..

I know! I KNOW!

Bring the Metra to Kenosha! That way we all can go to IL to gamble AND!!!! AND!!! Racine can kick in and bring it to the city so all the millionaires who want to see poor teams play can come to Racine to do so!

Maybe that is what the KRM/Merta study in the CIP is for? only a few million to get the Merta to Racine for Dickert’s Arena and help his pals in IL get what they want bonus, is its a huge win for Regional and States cooperation!

Oh if only HRC had won how much easier this would be!

 

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I was wrong and sorry for being so

In the past I did not think a Casino in Kenosha was a good thing, did not buy into the idea of being a job creator for good paying long term employment nor did I believe that the City of Racine benefit from this being built.

I still do not, I was wrong in not understanding how much better it would have been for the Casino to pay for The Bucks Arena then the Wisconsin tax payer, as I understand the Casino offered to do (pay for the Arena) also the State and City/County of Kenosha would have did well off the taxes  from the math challenged.

My understanding is that the Casino is dead and gone but this is Wisconsin and we do whore our self to the right type of big business so time will tell

Next time this idea comes up I will be behind it.

Just say no!

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Now that the election is over, there will be a renewed call for Governor Walker

to let a Casino open near the city of Kenosha since the out of State Tribe needs State permission to do so and many elected officials are screaming for it   (Gee think Campaign donations made have been made? perhaps gifts given?? not like that has ever happened   but wait

Former Kenosha County official sentenced to 2 years in prison

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/32492804.html

We get told the stories mny Jobs will be created folks will flock to the area the streets will be paved with Gold the good old pipe dreams get the public to buy into the idea to get a Casino up and running that the world will be saved!

Of course they have not worked out so well in other places

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/09/us-trump-bankruptcy-casinos-idUSKBN0H413E20140909

Another Atlantic City casino company files for bankruptcy

 

Supply companies with ties to bankrupt casinos face losses

http://articles.philly.com/2014-09-29/business/54404528_1_revel-ac-inc-revel-bankruptcy-atlantic-club

But lets not talk about that

Nor let us talk about how some of the construction jobs may pay well as the buildings are going up but the vast number of jobs will be service type jobs many even paying minimum wage other games too will go down the TIF game the BID game and Good Old Boys will find ways to get money.

Our Mayor John Dickert likes the idea so I am thinking Marble will be needed right? Where will that come from?

IMHO we have Casinos galore do we need more? Do we need an out of State Tribe building one?

I think not.

 

And yet

 

Some may think I do not want the Casino to come to Kenosha  that would be untrue,

I do want us to think about what it may mean to  the area and try to slow the hysteria on how the Casino will fix all issues in S.E. Wisconsin and give everyone a job.

That being said its free will If folks want to spend the $$ I say go for it.

Better yet go for a job if you need one or want to work a part time gig, see what the Casino’s needs might be and go for that too.  I recall when Ho-Chunk opened many of the fools who gave me a hard time for being Native (Little did we know…) somehow thought they were Native too!

Perhaps some training at Gateway could prepare you for a job opening!

Downtown Stores might want to move to that area to avoid the painful death I think is coming to Racine’s Downtown

Now I think there are opportunities for self employment. From starting a Van service taking folks to the Casino to escorting big winners to the Bank.   Please see local laws before starting any Businesses INHO Kenosha will be more easier to work with then Racine, but time will tell.

Still a lot to talk about with this and I will but again its up to them if they like to go for it

Casino Kills Downtown Racine Editorial

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The Downtown Racine will die with the Casino, it will be dead dead dead  and well they I think have it coming see, the Casino will not care if your Black, White, Hispanic, or from the Root River.

All the Casino wants, is you to spend your money gaming.  At the Casino you will be safe, no one will bother you for say being the wrong color.  Best, the Casino will not take you for granted, I feel they will go beyond the call of duty to earn and keep your business.

The Casino will offer good places to eat, and a new up to date entertainment center. (How much $$ with the Civic Center in Racine ask the City of Racine for to try and compete?  IMHO the civic center gets paid back for all the poor service over the years.

Every dollar spent at the Casino is one that that will not be spent Downtown.  I feel that the Casino will become a go to place easy to get to and one that is welcoming to any that walk in the door.

Want to go out? Want to see a top ten act lets go to the Casino and have some fun.

Mind you the Boaters “May” keep parts of Downtown alive but what happens the first Winter?  How will the County ever pay off Reef Point?

There is no stemming the tide, Is Mayor Dickert going to charge a tax to go to Kenoshsa?

Interesting too is will Casino cause more in this area to move to Kenosha then into Porter’s? Will stores want to open in a dead Downtown?  Will you want to go to the Downtown or the Casino?  Will the area around the Casino as it builds  up (and it will) draw down what little life is in the Downtown?

As I see it, 3 years after this opens Downtown Racine blows away.  I wonder if they will understand why?

Of course your going to win

How do Casinos make $$ is is with the Mob taking it at gun point?

BS

No you be giving to them willingly.

The one armed Bandits will not need guns to take every Dine you might walk in with

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Under Arrest?

They make money from the odds of you wining a game of chance and you not knowing the odds, for if you did would you come in?

From http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/money/consumer/dont_waste_your_money/before-you-go-gambling-the-best-and-worst-casino-game-odds

Bean said your next stop should be the Roulette wheel. It’s simple, and pays fairly well.

“So you bet on your favorite numbers,” Bean said. “The dealer spins, and if your number comes in you win.”

If you stick to betting on just Reds or Blacks, you have nearly a 50-50 chance of walking away a winner. If it lands on red when you choose red, you will double your bet, Bean explained.

While it may seem you have an even chance of winning by simply choosing a color, there is one catch that gives the house its edge: the extra green 0 and 00 position on the wheel. It’s on all American roulette wheels.

Or, if you feel lucky, play just one number. It’s hard to win, but if you do it pays out 36 to 1.

That’s just Roulette The story above talks about most of the table games to make a long story short

“Play it long enough and you will lose. In the long term the house doesn’t lose,” Magazine said.

from the story above.
Now the house wants you inside as long as possible longer you stay the longer you play the more $$ they win.  They know the odds, they know gamblers and they do not play games. They know how the mind works here is an example from  http://listverse.com/2010/02/09/10-tricks-casinos-use-on-you/

“Ever notice how the lighting in a casino is low and mellow? This is to give it a homey, friendly feel, kind of like sitting on your couch in your living room at home – and who wants to get off of their comfortable couch? Harsh lighting can be grating to the eyes, but a more subdued motif allows gamblers to settle in, kick back, and enjoy themselves while feeling safe, secure, and cozy.

Also, the carpeting in casinos isn’t just picked out randomly. Many may say that the patterns and designs on these carpets are downright tacky, with colorful swirls, lines, and splashes being the norm. However, to the human brain they are mesmerizing, welcoming and pleasing to the eye. In addition, the color of the walls is often times red which studies say evokes a safe, comfortable feeling.

And like shopping malls and stores, the soundtracks played at casinos are always soft, easing, and mollifying which helps get the gambler in the trance-like state that is desired.

Related to this category is the cleanliness of casinos. Any reputable one will be spotless with no clutter or waste in sight. Workers continually sweep and pick up after players which makes them feel somewhat pampered and catered to, as well as gives them a pleasing environment in which they want to stay.”

 

They are not here to be nice they are here to make money.  IMHO every Dime that the Casino spends here will come out of the pockets of the fools who walk in thinking they will win.

Sorry

 

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

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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

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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