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Ohio casinos cut Pa.’s take

Penn National taking chance on Austintown, Lawrence County

April 29, 2013

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review PITTSBURGH — Casinos, racetracks and new ways to bet a buck are sprouting from Atlantic City to Pittsburgh to Cleveland, competing for gamblers’ dollars and siphoning each......

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insider

Apr-29-13 11:22 AM

"A gaming industry analyst with Fitch Ratings in New York said he isn't surprised Penn National could be involved with two facilities in a market unlikely to draw many customers from outside a 50-mile radius."

THEN WHY WOULD THIS COMMUNITY WELCOME A GAMBLING HALL THAT IS GOING TO CANNIBALIZE THE ENTERTAINMENT DOLLARS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES? The state gets the transfer fee, the Pennsylvania located corporation gets the monopoly profits, and the valley gets the short end of the stick.

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Zenieth

Apr-29-13 8:53 AM

Ohio's new found fame! The products produced from these establishments far outweigh the benefits. What a away to prey on the poor by offering a get rich quick addiction. It's okay as once you become desolate the state will aid in getting you some help for your problem. There is NO true winners when it comes down to how many people from families become inflicted from such an addiction. Shameful to say the least ...... SAD.

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jennken

Apr-29-13 8:09 AM

Many years ago while riding to my Las Vegas Hotel,,I commented to the driver, how built up the city has become. He replied, Let me give some advice. There are Winners and Losers here Ma'am. Losers are the people that spend time in the Casino, the winners are the people that stay out of the Casino.

He told me, they don't build these big buildings because they are giving money away, far from it.

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chemicalbrother3

Apr-29-13 7:19 AM

mandatory...gambling (well okay poker) has produced many things in my home, a renovated garage, golf clubs, several guns, furniture, etc.

gambling and poker are different. ;)

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WarrenProud

Apr-29-13 5:48 AM

That gambling pot is only so big. At some point equilibrium will be reached and that will be it for each state.

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