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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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

 

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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