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by Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

Legislators head back to Montgomery today, reminded Alabama gambling laws ‘crystal clear’

My comment:

Governor Bentley has had a casino Study Group meeting for several years on what Alabama's position should be on gaming. A Statewide Lottery has been under discussion, and a belief, possibly misunderstood, that a Lottery would automatically allow Class III gaming for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

by Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

Talk it out: Have Northeast Ohio's casino and racinos met expectations? | cleveland.com

My comment:

Ohio's big mistake in locating their casinos was in choosing downtown over suburban sites. You only have to look at St. Louis and Kansas City, to see the folly of a downtown location; compared to other casinos in the neighborhoods.

by Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

Billionaire casino owner sets sights on Georgia

Tilman Fertitta has joined other Nevada firms in showing an interest in Georgia as a casino destination. Proposed legislation has gone from 6 casinos, with 2 in Atlanta, down to 2 statewide, with a single casino in Atlanta, probably located downtown; where it would be a great asset to existing hotel accommodations and the convention/ trade show demand.

by Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

 

Pennsylvania, Ohio Casinos Hammer West Virginia Profits | News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer

My comment:

West Virginia, your plight is very similar to that of Atlantic City.

Except you missed at least 20 years of monopoly conditions, like that enjoyed in AC.

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