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Company Behind Proposed Casino In Beaver County Fined $170,000 By PA Gaming Control Board

A company that has proposed building a casino in Beaver County has been fined by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Mount Airy #1, LLC, which currently operates Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos, was fined $170,000 after individuals under the age of 21 were able to drink and gamble in their casino on 17…

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John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

The casino culture creates significant losses for those who choose not to wager. Gambling has long been associated with increases in crime, drunken driving, prostitution, child abuse, and broken families. Some experts believe that problem gamblers make up 4.5 percent of the U.S. population. report showed that the state’s 50,000 compulsive gamblers were responsible for $1.5 billion in declining work productivity, embezzlements, and other losses. Another researcher estimated that problem gamblers are responsible for $1.3 billion worth of insurance-related fraud annually. They should be shut down and sent straight to fucking jail. That won’t happen because all the local government and politicians are getting greased.

equalizer13
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equalizer13

Wait till the Youngstown guys get involved in the near future. Plenty of drugs, whores and crime for all. This casino will be nothing but a laundromat for the mob and the local drug kingpins. Fantastic idea to redevelop this blighted county. Most of the bars and restaurants etc. will be closed in a year or so after. Like the WALMART effect crushing smaller entities. This will also be a great drop point for drugs from Detroit, Cleveland, Youngstown and all pints along the Turnpike and I-80. Great fucking idea.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Already involved. Boardman-Poland and Mayfield Rd-Cleveland.

Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

What do you think goes on around here NOW? We got hookers all around the valley and drugs are EVERYWHERE. As for closing restaurants, don’t you have to actually be open to be closed? There is hardly a burgeoning ANYTHING here to suffer from a casino coming in unless they have a cheap, plastic crap souvenir shop that would compete with our dollar store empire. No consignment shops in a casino, our “business” districts are safe! hahaha

Alreadyleft
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Alreadyleft

You are so right. Remember there being two bookies at work and the card games were so hot one guy would come in on his day off and bring his neighbor! They’d even bet on the high school games!

Accordingtome
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Accordingtome

Two of our three county commissioners act like 12 year olds and appear to have the intellectual maturity of 9 year olds. When are we going to start seeing a few laws to protect county residents from the immense damage that can be caused by the unchecked actions taken by our immature leaders or at least provide a mechanism to have them removed once they begin demonstrating that they haven’t yet reached mental adulthood?

Truthful
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Truthful

I’m still wondering how the young uneducated commissioner can afford to build a $500,000 home on his salary….

Oh, wait……….

Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

Stop championing Egley. Once she declared herself a lame duck, her opinion became as valid as the old guys sitting in the Mcdonalds and Hot Dog Shoppe everyday. Now she’s just Miss “This won’t work” and “I’m not supporting it”. She made herself completely irrelevant in that office.

Raven
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Raven

No way this could ever happen in Beaver County. Our two male Coms strictly play by the rules and have hired only the best people to oversee building and running the new place.

NoTaxPayer
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NoTaxPayer

Who gives a fuck? At least it would be something for people to do in your otherwise drug-infested, boring and depressed county. You already have corruption, prostitution, drug-dealing and rampant gambling so why not let your county cash in on it?
More importantly, who is this idiot “John Q. Taxpayer”. I really hope that is his high school photo btw. It is always the slobs who pay the fewest taxes with their modest incomes who complain about every little thing that happens in government. Don’t get me wrong, your county is fucked, but the problems you are complaining about–budget shortfalls, financial mismanagement, nepotism, lack of prosecutorial effort against select community leaders–exist in most counties in the region. Your options are either accept it, let it go, or get off your lazy, complaining asses and try to affect change yourselves. By the looks of John Q., I wouldn’t be looking to him. Quit whining and do something or simply accept that you are not in the loop and will always be on the outside looking in. Your county has been that way forever and it will take more than a cracker plant for some socioeconomic metamorphosis. Sorry but that’s what it is.

He's Baaaaaaaack......
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He's Baaaaaaaack......

Welcome back, Mr. Veon.

Truthful
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Truthful

You are a special kind of stupid…..

Raven
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Raven

John Q. sees things as they are, and calls it as he sees it, usually very accurately. You could learn from him. Take some Midol, get some sleep, and come back when you are rested.

Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

I agree with no tax. BC is a vacuum. You have Cranberry, Washington County, Allegheny County and then our little outpost. Maybe it brings a nice place to eat, a little entertainment, something aside from Dollar stores, Wendy’s and Subway, high school sports and hoping that the Granati’s play at the bar by your house. Not everyone marks their calendar for the Senior Expo and that free doughnut and coffee with your blood pressure screening.

Polish Bill
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Polish Bill

Move on, nothing to see here. If it’s not built here it’ll be built 2 miles over the line in Lawrence Co. Half the commenters it won’t even effect. Big Beaver only has 3000 people.

Accordingtome
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Accordingtome

Great, build it in Lawrence County and that’ll knock the momentum right out of the family’s plan to float a bond and use tax dollars to build a convention center to “complement” this little gaming parlour. Because after all, everyone knows that what’s holding tourism back from Beaver County is our lack of a convention center.

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