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Harrah's woes in New Orleans

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:47 am

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06058/661867.stm

See any possible similarities in this paragraph?

"It was set up to make money for the governor," said former Republican city Councilwoman Peggy Wilson, now running for mayor. "I don't blame the gambling entities for what happened. I blame the politicians." (The governor she's talking about, Edwin Edwards, was in 2001 sentenced to 10 years in prison on a racketeering conviction.)


Also this part:

"It is not a fair comparison," said David Satz, an attorney with Harrah's and vice president of governmental affairs. The New Orleans job and revenue projections were written in 1993. But the casino didn't open until 1999.

"There was lots of intervening events," Mr. Satz said.

Namely, gambling was legalized in Mississippi. The New Orleans Harrah's, by the time it opened, was competing not only with in-state riverboats and racetrack casinos, but also with casinos in Mississippi, where casinos had opened in Biloxi and Tunica.


Any casino in Pittsburgh will be competing somewhat with other casinos in the state, and also with the casinos in neighboring states such as New York and West Virginia.
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Re: Harrah's woes in New Orleans

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:56 am

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
Any casino in Pittsburgh will be competing somewhat with other casinos in the state, and also with the casinos in neighboring states such as New York and West Virginia.


May I make a request?

Any 'slots parlor' in Pittsburgh will be competing somewhat with other 'slots parlors' in the state, and also with the slots parlors, horse tracks and casinos in neighboring states such as New York and West Virginia.

It's an important distinction because offering ONLY slots limits the number, quality and frequency of patrons.
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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:00 pm

Good work Ex. That is what I meant to type :wink:
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