The City purchase of the riverboat Casino
has been a hot topic of late, and there
have been, and still will be, informational
meetings on the subject.
We would like to clarify the fact that we
have no car in this race. I haven’t even
been inside 2 of the 3 local Casinos, and the
one I was in was for a Car Club breakfast.
This is because I don’t gamble. And you may
find this hard to believe, but I also don’t
work for the City, or have a relative
Some want to lay blame on one entity or
another, but who? The City blames the IOC,
the IOC hasn’t really blamed anyone, and
some citizens blame everyone involved.
But the IOC is just trying to sell a
business in a over-saturated market with
limited options for growth and a tiny
potential buyer pool.
The City is trying to make the best of
a white elephant of their own doing. We
seem to remember Goober railing about how
the IOC weren’t living up to their end of
As mentioned before, sale of the Rhythm
City Casino proved harder than thought
because of the fore mentioned over-
saturated market in our area.
We also feel that whatever is done now
will be too little, too late. If those
involved could have played well together
and expanded before the current upgrading
of the other Casinos, it may have worked.
Too many unanswered questions, this
progressive “we have to do this then
explain it” mentality, and the belief
the Casino remain downtown helped our
Profits going in the general fund with no
restrictions on use appears to be more of
a slush-fund for City leaders than a real
benefit to our city.
This being said, we can’t get behind the
City owning the Casino.
Comments are always welcome.