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Irishbrat... I never said every person that frequents Black Hawk was an alcoholic loser. There are lots of folks who gamble that aren't. What I said is "typically" not "all". Your Grandfather is one man. And you sound like a reactionary angry person who likes twist peoples words. I watched my hometown become a seedy pit, it is a fact! Why doesn't this community value a rec center more than a casino? Pretty sad if you ask me. If you think a Casino will make this a nicer place to live you are sadly mistaken and the question posed was will it bring economic benefit to MoCo. That answer is a resounding no. It will only hurt the residents here that are not upstanding financially well off sober people like your Grandfather. And talk about the incidence of DUI, you just wait...
I grew up in Central City during the years that gambling was legalized there. The folks who gamble are typically risking money they don't have, consuming alcohol in excess and bring a seedy element. They went nowhere but the casino, blew their cash and drove home or walked to the closest hotel. Craig is much too far away to reap any economic benefit as we can't even offer lodging that is safe for these gamblers to get to. Central City has shuttle service to Denver so that would be the only thing that brought folks this way. Further more this casino proposal basically preys on MoCo citizens who will be some of the primary customers of the casino. We don't have a large metropolitan area to bring folks from like Central City does. Junction is twice the distance from here as Denver is to Black Hawk. I already watched my home town be destroyed by gambling I sure hate to see it happen again.
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