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.