More on Casinos in MA

From Casino Facts:

R.I. aims to beat Mass. to draw in casino battle

The Cape Cod Times has some of the best coverage on the casino issue. This article reports

Rhode Island is looking to beat Massachusetts to the punch with as many as two resort casinos.

This will be done by turning Twin Rivers and Newport Grand into full blown casino resorts. Twin Rivers is run by our friends Kerzner and Wolman who are trying to drop a social nuke on Middleboro by backing the Mashpee Wampanoag casino. The article has this ironic tidbit:

Kerzner and Wolman contributed almost $3 million to a 2006 campaign against a proposed Narragansett tribe and Harrah’s Entertainment resort casino in Rhode Island. The campaign, called Save Our State, highlighted the social ills of gambling. The ballot question was defeated by 63 percent of voters

Someone must have some copies of this anti-casino campaign. Pure slime.

THIS is the kind of crap I was talking about! So, the main casino proponents for the Middleboro casino, fought a casino in Rhode Island by citing the social problems that would happen because of a casino? Are you f*@!ing kidding me? This fact alone should call into question the trustworthiness of these jack asses.

Again, to re-iterate:

  • Casinos: Not necessarily bad
  • Corruption: Extremely bad

Governor Patrick, do not trust these people. They’re filling your head with lies just to get what they want. Your administration is already being regarded as the worst in recent memory… this will just seal the deal.

Paramount to Drop HD DVD

From Slashdot:

The Financial Times reports that ” Paramount is poised to drop its support of HD DVD after Warner Brothers’ recent backing of Sony’s Blu-ray technology, in a move that will sound the death knell of HD DVD and bring the home entertainment format war to a definitive end.” According to the Times, Warner Brother’s recent defection to Blu-Ray allowed Paramount to terminate their exclusive relationship with HD DVD. Universal Studios remains the only major studio to exclusively support the HD DVD format, though rumors have surfaced that their contract may also contain a termination provision similar to that exercised by Paramount.

This is great news. This is kind of the reverse of the beta vs. VHS result… Blue Ray is the better technology. Once HD DVD is dead, the players for Blue Ray will come down in price, and then maybe I can afford to get one [[:-)]].