Comment 82803

By Borrelli (registered) | Posted November 13, 2012 at 09:09:40 in reply to Comment 82799

I don't know how many people are implying a downtown casino will create problem gamblers. My reading of the comments, and what I hear from residents is that there's a concern that a downtown casino will prey on the weakness of problem gamblers already living in the core.

We know who lives in the core, and the problems they face. That is no mystery.

Meanwhile, every one of the 4 benefits you list is speculative--a best-case fiction. In fact, I believe that #2 is very unlikely to happen since I think you are discounting the very significant room for property value increases in the residential neighbourhoods that surround downtown.

So, Mr. Grande, given that you qualified your list with a "can", what gives you the confidence to say that there are "Most definitely" positives?

Comment edited by Borrelli on 2012-11-13 09:09:55

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