Didn’t I say building a competing casino in SF was a dumb idea?

Once again, this proves how out of touch rich business men and politicians are with the general voting public on gambling.

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#1 Pathloss on 10.30.10 at 8:03 am

Problem with this poll is registered voters, gamblers are not voters. Numbers are more like 50-50. Grand Falls will be a success. The golf course, resort, and future events center will be a major draw. The spotlights forking across the sky will lead the way 10 miles east from I-229 and 10th Street. By late 2011, there’ll be an east exit off I-90 and Sioux Falls will be bypassed completely. The city can’t build successful entertainment venues because officials and a few developers are a crime syndicate. Hardly 30 cents of each dedicated tax dollar goes toward construction. What’s good about Grand Falls is Sodom will promote residential development (like Dakota Dunes) just across the state line. Citizens will be drawn to escape Sioux Falls property taxes and be free from city monarchy.

#2 l3wis on 10.30.10 at 8:09 am

Oh, I agree, the Casino will be very popular. I just think that most South Dakotans don’t approve of expanding it.

#3 CCFlyer on 10.30.10 at 3:58 pm

The Casino will help continue development for the Eastside and help push for a new Shopping Center for the East side too, so this is good for both northwest Iowa and the East Side.

But this also shows an example of what is wrong with the Events Center plan that Huether wants. You’re going to have event goers come in off the interstate go to the Event and leave without seeing true Sioux Falls, whereas if you put it Downtown they get to see the heart of the city and come from all 4 corners of the city. (That’s as simple and un-revised as I can write it).

The reason I compare that to the Casino is that people will exit off of I-90 and drive down to that Casino since it is way on the edge of the Sioux Falls Metro, and won’t experience all that Sioux Falls has to offer and just experience the Casino area (unless development occurs around there). Granted this is great for Development (not necessarily Tax wise for South Dakota) but it was an easy example to compare to the Events Center.