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Teed-Off Nawlins Mayor nixes Casino District Idea

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 19th October 2005 11:08pm
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Mayor Ray Nagin said Wednesday he is abandoning his proposal to create a downtown casino district as a way of revitalizing the city's shattered economy, bitterly complaining of resistance from politicians around the state.

"We have the most significant challenge of any city in American history and they are dismissing ideas ad nauseam," Nagin said during the reopening of the landmark Cafe Du Monde coffee stand in the French Quarter. "Nobody is coming up with better ideas or alternative ideas, and it's really kind of teeing me off."

Nagin had proposed allowing hotels with at least 500 rooms in a downtown district to offer casino gambling in the hurricane-devastated city.



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