I was just watching PCN, and in the debate they stated that the state has given the casinos two loans totaling 45-47 million dollars. They didn't have a payback date in the bills, and there was no mention of interest. The one house speaker stated something to the effect of - they may be made to repay the loans after the the other casinos come on line and are operational. As it stands, there is no timeframe for it be paid. Interestingly, the property tax relief that was promised in 2002, may not even begin until 2011. There is also no guarantee that the property tax relief will be avilable then. I believe the original argument for the gaming was that it would provide 600 million in tax relief. Politicians have got to be the lowest form of life on the planet, right below lawyer.