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Harrah's To Build Temporary Casino In Hurricane Devastation: We Call Bullshit

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 2nd September 2005 5:14pm
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Harrah's Entertainment's top executive is recommending the Mississippi government allow the company to build a temporary casino on land to replace its Grand Casino Biloxi riverboat, which was hurled ashore and destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.

The temporary casino, without a hotel, could be built relatively quickly and could "start to generate some revenue" for the state, Chief Executive Gary Loveman said.

Mississippi's Gulf Coast has been decimated by Katrina. Both its riverboat-based tourist economy and its local economy have been destroyed. When asked about the appropriateness of opening a casino amid the destruction, Loveman said the casino would draw from a wider region and would generate more tax revenue for the state than, say, a hotel.

[ Seriously now... is rebuilding a casino something they should be spending their time and energy doing? How about kicking some cash back to the community that has been plunking their money into your tight-ass slot machines? (And not the $1M fund you set up to cover displaced employees expenses - Celine Dion herself kicked down that much - how about $15-50 Million Gary?) And to couch this as "generating revenue for the state" - THIS IS THE MOST HEINOUS BULLSHIT LINE WE'VE EVER HEARD. EVER. Harrah's SUCKS. It's going to be hard to give up O'Shea's, but I guess I'll just have to. - Ed ]



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