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Gretna, Gadsden continues push for slots approval
A partnership between David Romanik, the City of Gretna, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians has made the Gretna Casino and gambling complex a reality, and is being developed as a premiere destination for tourists, outdoorsmen, horsemen, spectators, sports enthusiasts, and poker players. In the past two sessions, multi-national casino companies have pushed for two "destination resort" hotel-convention complexes in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, but despite heavy lobbying and campaign contributions, they rolled snake eyes. So for now, most residents are willing to roll the dice. The bigger obstacle, though, is a conflict between established tourism interests like Disney World — which zealously guards Florida's family-fun image — and gambling forces arguing that the state could reap untold millions in revenue by adding some casinos. No more long drives down to central Florida to enjoy some sizzling gambling action, a brand new and high quality gambling hot spot has popped up right in our own back yard. Pari-mutuel barrel races, since ruled ineligible, started in December , along with the poker room.
[UPDATE] New Racetrack/Gaming Complex to be Built in Gretna
Activate your digital access. Gretna, Gadsden continues push for slots approval Byron Dobson , Democrat senior writer Published ET May 29, Updated Counties' choice whether to have slots There are no flashy billboards promoting the poker games, simulcast horse races or even the modest snack bar going on inside the large nondescript tan building of Creek Entertainment Gretna.
They envision the sprawling ample, empty acreage on Racetrack Drive to one day house a gaming and entertainment complex that attracts visitors from the Panhandle and beyond. More importantly, they hope to capture some of the millions of dollars that Floridians now spend in casinos in Mississippi, Alabama and elsewhere.
For Gretna and Gadsden County's sake, they say, they hope that won't be in a distant future. A simple approval from the state of Florida that recognizes overwhelming support for a referendum passed by Gadsden County voters in January endorsing the addition of slot machines on the Gretna property would do the trick. The percent vote represented less than 34 percent of the county's registered voters.
But it was a victory, despite protests from opponents fearing crime, prostitution and a decline in the quality of life. State rules that referendums are non-binding But the vote was deemed worthless by Attorney General Pam Bondi who stated that Florida law prohibits the expansion of slot machine gambling in counties beyond Miami-Dade and Broward, which have long held rights to this type of gambling.
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But not all residents are happy. Resident Amos White says, "I hope that it doesn't come here, which I know they already groundbreaking for it but I'm against it. Zanders Horne says, "The crime rate might go up and people may get robbed. You never know what might happen because its dealing with money. I used to work at a casino.
This is great because it gives jobs for the area and its very exciting," says, Patricia White. We stopped by a local church to see if any of the members had any spiritual concerns and surprisingly most of them think it is a good thing.
Charlie Dilworth minister at Springfield A. The land taxes and revenue will help with all these other issues. So for now, most residents are willing to roll the dice. Some are concerned about what this means for the small community. Eyewitness News was in Gretna, where the police chief told us most people are excited for the center. But he has received a few calls from residents who are concerned about having a gambling center.
He believes these people may live outside of Gretna. City leaders say the complex will bring jobs this fall when it opens. The partnership is with the Poarch Band of the Creek Indians. They told us that they are happy about the jobs the casino will bring, but a few said it will also lead to people spending money they don't have. Coming up this evening on Eyewitness News, we'll have that reaction from Gretna residents. Race Track Developer David Romanik says, "I've been working on this project for almost four years now and it's a dream come true.
I'm kind of pinching myself that it's actually happening. The company also owns three casinos in Alabama. During the ceremony, members of the tribe performed a traditional dance and prayed over the lands.
Louisiana has a fascinating history which is indelibly intertwined with gambling right from the days of the first French and then Spanish settlers. Crack-downs on gambling have been periodically appearing for more than years, and only ever saw gambling move underground. Nowadays, there are plenty of regulated options for residents, including casino, poker, horse racing and video-poker games.
At the same time, this State explicitly criminalize online gambling — and have shown they are willing to legally pursue companies who break their laws. This page explains the Louisiana gambling laws in detail. First up below, you will see a brief history of gambling in the Bayou State. After that the individual games are covered, outlining the current legal situation of each. Next things get more detailed, with the important excerpts from the laws and a timeline of the key legal changes.
After that you will find a summary and look at possible scenarios for the future. Louisiana Gambling Laws — A Brief History Few States have as rich a history as Louisiana, and few can lay claim to casinos well, entertainment establishments that included gambling being built on their territory before the first Churches.
The early history is one of crackdowns, and then regulation followed by crackdown again. With so much gambling going on, the crackdowns only ever pushed this underground — Louisianans have always loved gambling, whether legal or not! One of the interesting chapters in the gambling history of Louisiana is the Lotteries.
These had their own corruption, legal battles and colorful characters. It would be almost years before a better regulated official State lottery was launched. For many years the only legal form of gambling was pari-mutuel pooled betting on horse races at fairs.