Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How Should I Vote on Slots? By Geniusofdespair

Read all your comments from the last post and I want to thank you all. I don't want to hurt the dogs or the tribe. I know that most of the money goes upstate -- we have a bad deal. However, the slots did not bring any crime wave to Broward. When I went to two in Broward I saw a bunch of people over 40 (all the way to 80's). The slots can only go to specific sights and I don't live near any of them and that is a plus for me. Let's keep this discussion going. I need more. I think I am going to vote No on that phony property tax relief.

The Tribe spends a bundle on Everglades lawsuits, many protecting our water supply. I would like to see that continue. How will other slot venues effect the tribe's bankroll is my big concern. Another concern Carrie Meek and others are out there stumping for slots. That is offensive to me. Also I saw the commercial and it stressed Jobs Jobs Jobs. That is pretty much a lie.


Anonymous said...

The Miccosukkee (sp?) tribe has not been as proactive as the Seminoles with regards to how parimutual gambling allows Indian Gaming facilities to prosper.

The Seminoles had a provision in place that allows for them to have games above and beyond what the non-indian gaming sites have.

For example: The parimutuels get slots, then the indians get slots + blackjack. (That was the basis of the compact recently reached between Gov. Crist and the Seminole Tribe.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida brought in close to a billion $ last year. Once they start offering blackjack, they'll probably double that. Blackjack is a game that anyone can just sit and play. You don't have to be a hardcore player like most poker players are.

But the Miccosukkees haven't been as active in pursuing a similar agreement or building a similar facility as the Hardrock.

The expansion of slots at parimutuels in Miami-Dade will probably have an initial negative effect on the revenues at the Miccosukkee Casino, but who knows what the tribe will exentually do to expand their gaming after that?

Anonymous said...

By the way. I hear the Hometown Democracy petition is 110,000 signatures short with just over 2 weeks to go.

Not looking good genius, that's pretty much undoable in that short of a time.

Geniusofdespair said...

I can't help it...I just report. It is your community. I do my part. To tell you the truth, I really don't ever give a damn. I do my best and then move on to the next thing. You win some you lose some. That's life.

Anonymous said...

I would like to invite you to join Mayor Robaina, elected officials, and other community activists in a press conference/rally to present information to the media and community about the expansion of gaming in Dade count¥ and how it will affect our respective communities. Support #47 to vote No on Ballot question #3.
Please join us at Hialeah City Hall, 501 Palm Avenue (front courtyard) on Wednesday 1/16/08 at 10:30am for this rally/press conference.

Feel free to bring other elected officials from your municipalities and community members who would be interested in supporting #47.

out of sight said...

By the way. I hear the Hometown Democracy petition is 110,000 signatures short with just over 2 weeks to go.

Moderate? Are you rejoicing? What a snot you are being.

BTW, I think that 110k was like that in Nov..we didn't get any signatures since then?

Anonymous said...

What jobs will the slots bring??
The machines can only be repaired and maintained by a qualified tech.
And ONLY by an INSIDER!! of the facility.

Cocktail waitresses? Bartenders?
Bathroom cleaners?

VOTE NO - Let Broward keep the headaches-
Crime IS UP in Broward.