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« on: November 09, 2010, 04:43:03 pm »

November 9, 2010
Meeting against riverboat set

DANVILLE —
Anita Bedell, the state’s leading voice against gambling, will speak at 10 a.m. Friday at the YMCA, 1111 N. Vermilion. This is an informational meeting for all citizens who are concerned about what riverboat gambling will mean to the community.

She is with the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems, an educational and watchdog group from Spring-field.

Source: http://commercial-news.com/local/x603547435/Meeting-against-riverboat-set


Didn't the riverboat idea get shelved some time ago?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 05:29:16 pm »

I won't be able to attend this meeting. I wish I could. Church group eh?
Sometimes you just got to take the good with the bad. Where were these churches when we were hoping to be selected for the prison? Alot of the people employed there are christians. Some say it was a mistake bringing the prison to Danville. What would be  Danville's economy right now without it? It has created alot of jobs and they also buy locally.
Yes there is good and bad with Riverboat gambling. It will boost our economy. We need the jobs plus the revenue it will bring into our economy. Alot of these do gooders  have tried to stop other things in the past.
We are not creating new jobs in Danville so what are we suppose to do? I say if Danville has the opportunity to land a Riverboat, GO FOR IT.
You don't have to agree with me but we need something to boost our economy.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 06:24:29 pm »

We have several casinos in the area near where I live. None are pretending to be moving boats any longer. There were moats built and basins of water beneath foundations have been dredged, but the casinos are stationary in this area. The casinos employ a lot of people and the wages plus tips are decent to really good money. There have been some problems, but people rob the Quick Trip. To have a gaming license is a big deal. The Casinos follow the rules and while I don't visit any of them often, it is a fun evening once a year. Dinner, some penny slots, and listening/watching to entertainment in the lounges. I have never felt unsafe in any of the local casinos or their parking areas. A casino has a lot to offer Danville. The Casino companies usually donate a lot of money to charities in the areas they inhabit.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 10:37:36 pm »

Cape Girardeau, 30 miles north of us just voted to allow a casino to build.  The are one of three cities in the running.  It will mean jobs and revenue for Cape if they are chosen.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 08:50:40 am »

Danville needs all the help it can get attracting jobs. I, at first was against a casino, but the way things are I think it can only help. As far as crime, read the paper!!! There is some kind of crime commited every day in Danville. I have been to these boats and every one I have been to have good security and are clean and well mantained. I don't ****. I go with friends . We eat at nice restaurents on and around the boat and sometimes there is entertainment. People will travel to go to these, why not leave the money in Danville? There are no jobs in Danville and there does not seem to be any prospect of getting any, so I say go for it.
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