Casino at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers?

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by RIVER-RAT, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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  2. Nessie

    Nessie New Member

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    I couldn't agree with you more.
     

  3. MoDamselfly

    MoDamselfly New Member

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    Does the Katy Trail not run around that area? From what I understand people bike the Katy Trail because of the nautral beauty and wild life so abundant on the trail. I fail to see how lights, parking lots, and casinos are what people are looking to sight see. I agree with yall, I would be against casinos taking up more space on MO river banks. If Mo wants more legalized gambling for income then just make it legal to put casinos inland and off the rivers. If not, then obviously what we already have is enough.
     
  4. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    I dont know if we need another casino or not. I dont go there but I know lots of people do. I just wonder why they have to be on the river. What difference does it make if you loose a thousand dollars on the river bank or 20 miles from the river? It dont make sense to me. I dont think the Katy trail is on that side of the road but I could be mistaken. I know it would create jobs but I dont know if the loss of habitat and natural beauty is worth it.
     
  5. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    That's what I don't understand....WHY does it have to be on the river??????

    I mean all these public officials want the casinos cause it brings revenue to the city and community, so why not just develop and build a casino in an area that is overrun with abandoned commercial buildings??? I'm sure the developers could pick up the property from the city for pennies on the dollar, afterall the city isn't doing anything with it and a new casino would sure look better than some dumpy a$$ buildings where squaters have taken residency!

    I'm not against casinos or gambling, I just don't think there is any need to clutter the river bank with ANOTHER casino! Especially in that area. Build it in the city. Anybody that has been in St Louis has seen how run down and dirty some places are.
     
  6. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    i say keep it out of the river. they have enough casinos already. hell, they just opened lumier place last year didnt they? and i dont see why they cant build one in the city like you said cause you can play keno in any bar in soulard.
     
  7. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    The idea is for you to loose your money after you get in to the Casino not while walking up to the doors of it. :smile2:

    I do agree with you leave the land as is, move it some where else so you can build on it more in the future and not be locked in with the land layout. I never understand why places like this build where they do at times when they only have so much room and hardly any room to expand in years to come.
     
  8. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Dang Bill, What are you tryin to say?? I dont bash your neighborhood..

    Just kidding Bro.... But your right thats the funny thing


    Besides thier not crazy though... you know how many ppl will get robbed every night...
     
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  9. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    I agree with you Bill. I would however be all for it if they put it below the chain of rocks with a bunch of well lit parking, a nice riverfront area with a ramp and some cobble stones.:wink:
     
  10. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    It's silly what it has become, when voters approved riverboat gambling, most thought they were voting for limited gambling that would take place on dinner cruises and such. Economics and safety concerns helped evolve it into tied off boats, boats in moats, then finally just a building next to the river. I wonder how many people would have voted for it if the original proposal had been "Casinos Next to the River"?
     
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  11. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    That sounds good Ryan but that riverview park area there is no better then downtown..(without the police that downtown have) its a bad deal all together hell, we dont need another casino anyway... Jmho..
     
  12. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    i couldnt agree more guys. if they have to build it "on" the water why cant they just dig a pond and plop it out right in the middle of it?
    the things we need on the river are more parks that provide access to the river and police to patrol them.
     
  13. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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    Amen
     
  14. Rollinunknown

    Rollinunknown New Member Supporting Member

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    yeah that's what we need in missouri more casinos :roll_eyes:......

    we need them like we need more asian carp:eek:oooh:
     
  15. BigCatter54

    BigCatter54 New Member

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    Actually, the construction company i work for (McCarthy) built lumier place, the casino is actually floating in Mississippi river water, the casino floor is more or less a big barge floating in a containment concrete pond that has mississippi river water pumped into it, i think it is flotaing in 3 feet of water Kind cool on the construction side of things...just a little FYI, but I agree we dont need any more casino's in this area.
     
  16. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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    We need another casino like i need a hole in the head why build another if we are in an economic recession plus they are putting wildlife at home that ticks me off:angry::0a6::0a6::0a7::0a9:
     
  17. Honzy333

    Honzy333 New Member

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    Columbia bottoms is one of the nicest boat ramps in that area. The only one that you get to in high water or low. But.....if I can get to the top floor I might be able to see where Kieth is fishing.
     
  18. Shutupandfish

    Shutupandfish New Member

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    I agree with all of you, we dont need another Casino in the area. I think the conservation owns that land and due to how they are hurting for money, it might be a good possibility that they sell the land.
     
  19. Pipe Rat

    Pipe Rat Well-Known Member

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    This is so stupid. This casino is four blocks from the river. Thats the way politics work. They start out that the boat has to cruise a certain percentage of time to get the gambling bill passed. Then they do what they want later with the loopholes they leave in intentionally. :angry:
     
  20. Dredge

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    WE also have the new River City Casino being built in Lemay.And,if I'm not mistaken,the people of Missouri voted no more casinos in the state.Don't get me wrong,I play.Crap,I bought my first sonar unit with my winnings from Ameristar.Went right over to Bass Pro as soon as I hit.But,we have enough gambling and too few parks and ramps in this state.Use the money for that.There's plenty of land from flood plain buy-outs to use.