April 25, 2013

Natchez Mississippi Slots Part-- from Paulie

Natchez, Mississippi has two small slot parlors each with a couple of tables......I saw none of the neighborhood destruction the other evening that is being mentioned in The Big Woo.

Natchez, MS is a high end historic city...... with a working poor neighborhood not far away

there were no prostitutes, no trash, no mamas spending baby formula money, no kids hanging around, no drug dealers, lots of middle class elderly and cats like myself with disposable income.....I went in for two hours and played some slots and a few hands of black jack...adult entertainment in a cool setting on the Mississippi River...hours earlier a band had been playing.

and Natchez is not defined by these slot parlors they are defined by it's rich history and the quality of life it experiences today....the slots were just one more reason to go to Natchez, Mississippi...Worcester will only be defined by slots if it allows itself to be defined by slots...


April 23, 2013

Two tickets to Red Sox for OneFundBoston

Can't go

My intern (Bobby Lyons) raising money for OneFundBoston.  He is taking them to school to raffle.  All monies to OneFundBoston

Slots and the airport

For the record, a slot parlor in Worcester (or Holden) would help groups like Destination Worcester, Central Convention (is that even their name) help attract conferences to our city.   Bottom line a slot parlor would actually help the traffic inbound to Worcester Airport.

Think about marketing a conference to people to people in Florida:

  • direct flight into Worcester
  • fall foliage
  • College tours
  • Museums
  • Hanover
  • Slots (yes it is a draw)

Slot Parlor for Holden

Couple points.  

I look at this project as a huge development project.   From what I have heard 200 million dollar investement, infrastructure improvements, jobs, 6 Million dollars per year in taxes etc.    Actually I supported a proposed project 5 or 6 years ago for this very parcel, when they wanted to make it into a mixed use and needed a zone change.  The zone change was denied.

If we could get Google to come to this parcel and make us a Google Fiber City (John Carnegie) , I woud support it over a slot parlor in a second.  To the people who have said to me, something along the lines that I live in Holden and how would I like it in my town.

I would whole heartedly support this!!!  In fact I would urge the Town Manager to contact them and roll out the red carpet.   

April 22, 2013

Slots-Why I support the idea

Airport Blog, click here. 

There is no Plan B.  At least until yesterday.  John Carnegie -- great idea.   Worcester as a Google Fiber city, click here for his idea.    

John, can I add offering up Worcester Airport (ORH) for Google Glass. 

April 21, 2013

Slots-why I am in favor

If we did not have already

  • 15 dollar scratch tickets
  • 36 two dollar scratch tickets
  • 28 five dollar tickets
  • 13 ten dolar tickets
  • 8 20 dolar tickets
  • Keno
  • Keno to go
  • Mass Cash
  • MegarBucks
  • MegaBucks Doubler
  • Lucky for Life
  • Powerball
  • Lucky for Life
  • Bingo in local churches
  • Twin Rivers
  • FoxWoods
  • Mohegan Sun
  • Las Vegas
  • Atlantic City
  • on line gambling
  • three proposed casinos in Massachusetts
Then I would be against the slot parlors.

April 20, 2013

Pharmasphere Parcel

If you are looking for the airport blog, click here.

Now for the Pharmasphere parcel.   Janaury of 2008, can I say that again 2008, this parcel on the corner of Gardner and Canterbury Street was awarded to Pharmasphere for $1 beating an abutter that bid $50,000.
Flash forward 5 plus years later.  After dragging this out for over 3 years, Pharmasphere never took title to this parcel. 

As of today the parcel still is owned by the City of Worcester and I have no idea if there is even another RFP scheduled.