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  • Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

    Looks like we are gonna get full vegas gambling in Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood and Tampa. I dont gamble all the time but love that if I wanna go out for a couple of nights a year I can blow $100 and have fun. Guess theres no reason to go to Vegas any more if you live on the East coast. Lets see the desert or the beach. And South beach only 1/2 hour away, In ten years we should have a mini vegas down here. I cant wait.
    You can lose with me, but you can't win without me!.... PPI

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    Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

    Keep dreaming. Atlantic City has had casino gambling for over 20 years and it is nothing like Vegas. The casinos have spent zilch as far as any kind of attraction that might draw people other than the restaurants and clubs within the casino itself. You can't even look out a window and see the beach or Boardwalk, which AC is famous for. Most of the old amusement piers were bought up by the various casinos companies and they have just sat on them. Only one has amounted to anything, that is the Million Dollar Pier, which became the Ocean One Mall, then got bought by Caesars of Atlantic City. It is now a high end shopping destination known as the Pier Shops at Caesars.

    Trivia tidbit: The Ocean One name came from the original Mr. Young, the owner of the Million Dollar Pier. Out at the end of the pier he had his house built, almost a 1/4 mile out from the Boardwalk. It was known as the Eastern-most address on the East Coast and he legally got the address of Ocean One from the US Post Office.

    They are not the savior that you might hope they will be. Also, since Delaware and Pennsylvania have both allowed slot parlors in their states, and with the current economy, casino revenues have dropped off dramatically over the past two years. So much so that current multi-billion dollar construction projects have been deferred of canceled altogether.
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    • #3
      Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

      Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
      Keep dreaming. Atlantic City has had casino gambling for over 20 years and it is nothing like Vegas. The casinos have spent zilch as far as any kind of attraction that might draw people other than the restaurants and clubs within the casino itself. You can't even look out a window and see the beach or Boardwalk, which AC is famous for. Most of the old amusement piers were bought up by the various casinos companies and they have just sat on them. Only one has amounted to anything, that is the Million Dollar Pier, which became the Ocean One Mall, then got bought by Caesars of Atlantic City. It is now a high end shopping destination known as the Pier Shops at Caesars.

      Trivia tidbit: The Ocean One name came from the original Mr. Young, the owner of the Million Dollar Pier. Out at the end of the pier he had his house built, almost a 1/4 mile out from the Boardwalk. It was known as the Eastern-most address on the East Coast and he legally got the address of Ocean One from the US Post Office.

      They are not the savior that you might hope they will be. Also, since Delaware and Pennsylvania have both allowed slot parlors in their states, and with the current economy, casino revenues have dropped off dramatically over the past two years. So much so that current multi-billion dollar construction projects have been deferred of canceled altogether.
      BIG differance between S Florida and New Jersey ,Conn, More people come to Florida in a month then both those states whole population. Florida is already the 4th biggest state and number 1 in tourist so if it doesnt work here it may not work anywhere but Vegas. But im shore Vegas casinos are not happy about this.
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        Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

        Originally posted by PlumbingParamedics View Post
        BIG differance between S Florida and New Jersey ,Conn, More people come to Florida in a month then both those states whole population.
        Not quite, but close. I was very surprised at how many there were. NJ has 8.8 million people, CT has 3.5. Florida has 60 million visitors/year, so 5 million per month.

        I would go to Florida for Disneyland and the Space Center (and have twice), but wouldn't for gambling. I've went to AC once, and if I were to go anywhere now it would probably be CT.

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          Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

          Originally posted by cpw View Post
          Not quite, but close. I was very surprised at how many there were. NJ has 8.8 million people, CT has 3.5. Florida has 60 million visitors/year, so 5 million per month.

          I would go to Florida for Disneyland and the Space Center (and have twice), but wouldn't for gambling. I've went to AC once, and if I were to go anywhere now it would probably be CT.
          Boy would you be disappointed as Disneyland is in California. As a matter of fact the family is headed there Tuesday.

          Mark
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          • #6
            Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

            Originally posted by toutahnow View Post
            boy would you be disappointed as disneyland is in california. As a matter of fact the family is headed there tuesday.

            Mark

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            • #7
              Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

              I thought Florida was already a gambling state?

              I'm quite sure I remember betting on a Jai alai match at Hialeah

              That isn't considered gambling?... Sure felt like it

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              • #8
                Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

                Is it being done for the children?

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                • #9
                  Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

                  I believe it will be as successful or more so than Las Vegas. Look at the big picture.

                  J.C.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

                    If you dont mind driving around 10 hours...

                    You can go to gulf shores, Biloxi / Gulfport for casinos/ hotels/ shows or travel another 1.5 hrs to New Orleans where you have all that and more instead of Vegas. Of course they dont have the cool water fountains like Vegas. But you're sure to have fun in New Orleans and its closer.

                    I cant wait to go your direction back to Disney, haven't been there since 2000. It brought out the kid in me and I loved every minute of it.

                    I live ten minutes from a casino and haven't gone there in many years.

                    Its funny how people can take where they live for granted. I hardly ever go to the French Quarter other than to work. Since February we've had Jazz fest which lasts several weekends, French Quarter festival which is completely free to attend, Mardi Gras which lasts three weeks, kids get a week off of school for it and its completely free to attend, and other festivals.

                    People here are constantly coming up with reasons to get large groups together, drink and eat until they explode, and all around party. I'm going to a crawfish boil this Sunday for Mothers Day.

                    And all I've been thinking about recently is Disney World and Universal Studios.

                    Lenny

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                      Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

                      I thought Florida was already a gambling state?
                      Only when it comes to elections.

                      Ya punches your ticket and only God knows where the chads may fall.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

                        I believe during the 2000 Election I heard more than once, Florida voters put the da in Florida.

                        Mark
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                        • #13
                          Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

                          I'm sure the profits will go for education and lower taxes. NOT. They told us that in Ky. when they brought in the lottery and they are still lacking in funding for the education here in the Bluegrass state.

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                            Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

                            Check this one arm bandit my friend just found and traded some work for

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                              Re: Full Blown Gambling In Florida?

                              Originally posted by PlumbingParamedics View Post
                              Looks like we are gonna get full vegas gambling in Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood and Tampa. I dont gamble all the time but love that if I wanna go out for a couple of nights a year I can blow $100 and have fun. Guess theres no reason to go to Vegas any more if you live on the East coast. Lets see the desert or the beach. And South beach only 1/2 hour away, In ten years we should have a mini vegas down here. I cant wait.

                              100$ That would be getting off cheep
                              We have Tunica 90 min away .. maybe we go once a year

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