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01-21-2013, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Hamilton Tigers View Post
Been trying to educate myself on the pros and cons. Wouldn't say one side "clearly" out weighs the other, especially since the actual proposal won't be revelaed until Feb. 6 . I'm still undecided and trying to develop an informed opinion.

Curious...Are there any posters out there from other cities that have a downtown casino that could share the effects both good and bad?

I don't follow. Why would this help with the prospects for a Hamilton NHL franchise?

***edit*** now I know why

And for those that were not following the privatization of the management of HECFI ( Hamilton Entertainment and Convention Facilities Inc.) a city organization that ran 3 city owned facilities ( Copps Coliseum, Hamilton Place (theatre) and the Hamilton Convention centre, P.J. Mercanti, who is behind the casino/entertainment proposal, has won the rights to manage the Convention Centre. (Global Spectrum will now run Copps Coliseum)
My city (Winnipeg) does not have one. I find everytime I've been to Regina, the downtown casino kills all other night businesses downtown. It's like a blackhole, and you have to escape the casino blackhole to find other forms of nightlife.

After my experience in Regina, I would hate a downtown casino in Winnipeg.

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