Reading a story: Are there casino's in Washington DC????

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  1. Settingcanthurt, Jan 20, 2021

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    NOT actually in D.C.. Harbor Grand Casino is located where I-95 loop, crosses the Potomac River, which is only a stones throw from the monuments, less than ten miles. You can see them from the casino. Where have you been? I commented on this aircraft hanger like, casino, a couple years ago. Very high limits, very "ethnic". :cool:
     
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  3. Settingcanthurt, Jan 21, 2021

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    So the story is wrong or bogus???
     
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    I didn't read the story. There IS a casino (Harbor Grand) within eye-shot of D.C.. right on the Maryland side, of the Potomac River Bridge. If I gave you any more information, I'd have to ki....you would know too much. :cool:
     
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    This is a "state" thing Setting.

    I never dreamed that PA would approve of casinos, but suddenly, there they are.

    Why the morons in Albany are not selling site contracts for mega mega mega millions in NYC I have not a clue, but they will eventually get around to it, because as with most things, it's all about money.
     
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    There are no casinos in Washington, D.C. The closest one to the city is MGM National Harbor. It is located in Oxon Hill, Maryland, about 9 miles south of the Capitol Building.
     
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    There are casinos in Atlantic City. Really! (Sarcasm off)
     
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    The big money (application/licensing fees, taxes) from developers of NYC casinos will always be available. Had New York allowed developers to build casinos in NYC first, the state would have received far less money & interest for upstate casinos from developers. Some of the projects might have been no-bid or significantly reduced in scope. The upstate casinos only have a limited time to recover capital (@7 years off the top of my head) before licenses for NYC can be awarded. If it was done the other way around (NYC casino licenses awarded first), upstate casinos would have had serious challenges on CapEx payback. Banks don't like to lend when that happens. It's also worth noting the state capital (Albany) is located in upstate New York, not too far from Schenectady -- where Rivers Casino is located. No doubt some politics (upstate vs. NYC) came into play.

    Of course, they could also have done it to piss of Liman... :rolleyes:
     
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    there are some old wedding venues out near the ocean out here on the south shore.....Im guessing they could sell that land for 50-100 million to a casino corp, and a casino corp with a license, ? that would be chicken shit,......a casino on the south shore of long island ? guaranteed even in the middle of a pandemic, would be the highest grossing casino per size than anywhere else in the world. or within the top 5.

    Cuomo hates downstaters....he always has.....now he wants to put some money in infrastructure down here because he knows his political career in NY might end....outside of the big city and suburbs down here where its all dems.....no one cares for him....

    he was always a dumb fuck....and Ill never get it....build casinos where there is no one, in the poorest neighborhoods, in places where nothing can bring the neighborhoods back...but in the most heavily populated affluent areas downstate....fuck em.....he thought everyone would make the drive.....and not all his fault, but NY waited 30 years before catching on to the idea of casinos......

    Im not counting on any casino being a place for me to gamble in NYC or burbs....within the next 15 years....and by then, Im sure I wont be here or too old to want to go.

    My only shot at some joy with a casino, is convincing my wife to take a condo in summerlin or Henderson or boulder city for a couple months a year....now that she committed to helping babysit my grandson,...my job convincing her got a lot harder....I was so close....if it wasn't for covid....we had planned to fly out there last spring....to check it all out....or we thought about driving
    at least I have a bubble 15 minutes from me....I haven't been there in so long, I have no clue whats going on at the big A.
     
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    yeah, random, make fun......you, koko....you get large beautiful casinos like rivers in your backyards almost.....classic vegas style with all the bells and whistles.....NY is still in the stone ages with casinos
     
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    As memory serves...

    During my only visit to National Harbor, which was on a Monday afternoon in September, there were 7 tables, all open, all $25, all had a couple of hip-hoppers. It was kind of surreal. There was plenty of traffic throughout. It was part Bellagio and part The Wire. The place looked like a United Nations gold mine.
     
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  12. Nicholas Daniels, Feb 24, 2021 at 5:56 AM

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    The MGM at National Harbor -I visited for a few days in the area and played some poker in the poker room upstairs. Covid protocols are consistent and diligently managed without difficulty. Playing in the poker room is great but the one challenge is the cashier cage. It's worse than standing in line at the bank. I have no idea why it's understaffed each day. The cleaning protocols at the tables was great and I felt comfortable sitting down to play.
     
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