Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Budyzir, Oct 14, 2007.
They're making it too easy for Ant.
isn't going to queens gambling with your life to begin with?
Part of me sees gambling as a second taxation on the poor, but the other part says that if your neighboring town/state offers gambling, then there's no reason you shouldn't, because people are going to be spending their money somewhere.
I was reading about the MGM Grand Detroit opening and how they have five star restaurants, and I'm wondering who could really frequent that type of place in Michigan? - other than maybe auto execs.
Regardless, what I really have issue with is how Atlantic City could have no problem with one kind of gambling, but they and everyone else refuse to allow sportsbooks. That was really the last straw in Vegas surpassing AC. If it meant you couldnt bet on Jets and Giants home games in NJ, then they still should do it. You're leaving way too much money on the table.
Queens is tame compared to parts of Brooklyn.
As I understand it, places to avoid if possible include:
New Lots Ave, East New York, Brooklyn
Brownsville, Brooklyn (go figure)
Gun Hill Rd, Bronx
taking a wrong turn on Coney Island, Brooklyn
Eastern side of Bed-Stuy
parts of Canarsie
Harlem/Wash Hts. border
Good point, I'm not a gambler so I don't know if there are sports books in Conn or NY casinos. If not, I doubt they would allow a sports book in NY because of the OTB agency. No doubt they have some political pull and would protect their turf.
Go to any part of East New York and you're taking your life into your own hands, not just New Lots Avenue. My ex used to force me to drive him there for crack or he'd call me at 3 in the morning to pick him up...good times good times)- it's a scary fucking place.
What I'm not understanding though & maybe I missed it in the article, is how can the Shinnecock, or any tribe, just declare land as reservation land? I know the Shinnecock have a reservation in Southhampton, Long Island, but I have yet to see anything about them having a reservation in Queens. Besides the tribe still not being fully recognized by the the federal government, don't they also have to have that land declared Indian land?
As I'm getting it, it's a trade. We wont force it in the Southampton if you let us do it here, in Queens. The fact that chose Aqueduct, in a relatively lower - middle class neighborhood, with out the political pull of the Hampton's implies to me that they are learning the game of politics.
niceeee!!! not really, the roads cant handle the traffic there now imagen that place going there?
Hmmm, that makes sense on one hand, but on the other, there's still the issue of how do they get the land declared a reservation if their reservation is in the Hamptons? That's the only part I'm not really getting. Unless maybe since the Shinnecock are made up of several tribes, they can declare the land is theirs because it once belonged to one of the other tribes?
I hope this happens