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Are you in favor of a Foxboro Casino?

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  1. SoCal Bong

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    I think a major Casino/Hotel/Spa resort is a little too invasive of the surrounding community.
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    but a giant football stadium/shopping complex isn't?
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    I'm for it, but I don't live anywhere near Foxboro. I am sure if I lived in Foxboro, I would have a different perspective. Everyone is in favor of a casino in Massachusetts (ok, not everyone) as long as it isn't in their back yard.
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    It will save me on gas money as it's half the distance as Foxwoods or Moghegan Sun.

    I make a yearly pilgimage to the Foxwoods to pay back the indians (25 cents at a time) for stealing their land. ;)
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    Can you really call it a casino when it wont be able to give away alcoholic drinks to patrons like just about every other casino.....yawn :)
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    it won't? why?
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    i was wondering when PatsFans would be 'used' as a sales vehicle for the planned casino....i see that day has come....
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    My understanding is the NFL hates gambling. If that is the case I don't see this happening.
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    Steve Wynn and his partner (Japanese dude who made his money in Pachinko) have had a bitter falling out. I saw an article recently, but I forget where.
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    what does the nfl have to do with it?
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    The Wynn in Vegas is probably the best hotel I've ever stayed at. I would love this to happen for when I visit Foxborough. It would sure beat driving back to Tewksbury to crash at my brothers.
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    I could not care less about gambling. My only concern is that this will make an already horrific parking situation even worse, eliminating existing lots and creating the need for even more parking spots and increasing traffic on game days and worst of all nights.
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    I would love to have a casino in my back yard. My wife and I are responsible gamblers (we're up for our lifetime and don't gamble beyond a set limit per year) but the whole NIMBY hysteria people have about casinos is anachronistic, imo.

    Mohegan Sun/Foxwoods are a benefit to CT and the surrounding cities. More jobs means less crime.

    I think people have this ridiculous 1960s Las Vegas idea of what a casino brings in. These days they are glorified shopping malls where you can smoke and drink and lose money.
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    I'll rephrase. A giant hotel/Casino/Spa in addition to the current huge football stadium and shopping complex would be a too much consistent traffic for the local area to handle IMO.

    As another poster said, everyone wants a casino unless it's in your own backyard.....

    EDIT: ....except for the previous poster that is. And I agree that people are getting too hysterical about the "prositutes and bums" that will be attracted by a casino. Clearly that is delusional. This project will only improve the local economy.
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    Writing this message from Encore in Vegas. Nobody does hotel/casinos like Wynn. I don't think I go/would go to casinos anywhere but in Vegas, though. Foxboro should be flattered he wants to build a casino there, though. These days everyone seems to feel like the money is in Macau, Philippines, etc.
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    To clarify, that dude is his BUSINESS partner...He was operating the casino and Wynn fired him for taking bribes or something along those lines.
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    I don't care either way about a casino going in because I'm not a gambler. But I think the local residents who are up in arms about the prospect of Foxboro falling prey to crime and moral decay because of it are idiots.
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    This would be a great thing. Anything to leverage more money so the Pats tickets prices don't get even more ludicrously high in price.

    Oh wait, too late. Maybe enough money might get Kraft to redesign the stadium to seat 100,000+. Also Casino's bring in great designs for gigantic parking garages.

    And maybe then the Krafts could buy out some businesses in the area and use that for more stadium parking/other stuff.

    And maybe then I could actually find a reasonably paying full time job with benefits.
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    Casino's are a little overrated. They are FAR from an economic cure all. We've got about 80 in this state and it hasn't made a huge impact, other than producing degenerate gamblers.

    They are great for bringing in some entertainers that otherwise might not come through here, though.
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    You are in the minority though. Personally, I wouldn't want to deal with the traffic more than anything else. Unless the state finally gives in and gives Foxboro stadium its own exit, the traffic on RTE 1 is going to be a nightmare most weekends. Not to the point of a football game, but pretty bad.
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    A lot more complicated than that, and it was for paying bribes rather than giving them -- but yeah, along those lines. :)
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    Good point. I hadn't really thought about the traffic. That would probably suck. I imagine that the steady stream of people would represent some significant number increase of drivers on the road.
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    I don't care about the casino or the free drinks, but if they put in a well run poker room with good 20/40 stud and hold 'em games, then I'd be a regular
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    this is the only thing that pushes me from color up to hit me
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    i live 15 minutes from foxboro and im all for it.
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    Now imagine if they have a sports book.

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    I think the traffic is very over rated. Its not like a game day where 60,000 people are all coming to the same place at a particular time. People who go to a casino get there at all times of the day.

    I don't now the casino's capacity, but lets say its 10,000 people. Those 10K people are coming in at all hours, say 70% from 8am - 8pm, and 30% over the rest of the day. Traffic would be greatly diluted.

    I have been going to Foxwoods for over a decade. To get there from the north you have to travel 8 miles on a 2 lane road (route 2) and I have never been in what you would call a traffic jam in all that time. I can count on one hand the number of times traffic was bad enough that I had to wait for 2 lights to get through an intersection....and that's a 2 lane road, not the 4 lanes they have at even the narrowest parts of route 1. Plus Foxwood's capacity is much larger than what Wynn has proposed.

    There are legitimate issues against having a casino in Foxboro, but traffic issues should not be high on the list
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    That's partially because Foxwoods is the only reason to travel on those roads. Route 1 already has regular commuter traffic, congestion during the holidays and event traffic. In addition to Pats games there is MLS soccer/concerts/high school football etc.
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