Watching the local news this morning I saw a commercial from MyOhioNow– the group trying to bring a $600 Million destination casino/resort to Ohio.

I have to admit I’m kind of biased because I like to play poker and I hate having to drive all the way to West Virginia or Indiana to play in a casino.

But still, in the middle of a recession, doesn’t it seem pretty crazy that we would consider turning away over HALF A BILLION dollars in potential investment and the possibility to create up to 5,000 new jobs in Ohio?

The Department of Development spends millions of dollars every year trying to bring investors and jobs to Ohio- and now we have people that want to invest and bring jobs here and we’re telling them no.

Anyway- here’s one of the new ads…

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  • Who for God’s sake should think of building a casino in Ohio. What could make ordinary people go there, not to talk at all about the celebrities. Have you ever seen one single luxury car there. You better build a farm there.

  • Well, Margo, the same thing could be said for Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

    But they all have casinos and they are all doing quite well.

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