The Official Arena Thread Part 6
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12-27-2012, 11:43 PM
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Every casino has an owner. That would be an individual or group that seeks profit from operating the business (the house's cut).
Katz wanted(s) to be the owner of the casino so that the house cut can/could have offset maintaining the whole arena.
And it isn't the worst idea in the world but he shouldn't garner special consideration because of this. Katz has been so brazzen in his attempts to manipulate the province, the city and in general the fans of the Oilers that it fringes on being criminal. It is almost like the Katz group considers themselves to be above the law. They know the city and province is handcuffed by regulations specifically in place to avoid conflict of interest but it would seem they don't really think this applies to them. FTR I am not in the anti-Katz briggade but I do find the Katz group is using despicable tactic in this deal. FTR I also want a new downtown arena but if the city is to partner up with Katz both sides should benefit fairly.
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