I don't think one popping in the underground ATL would be enough reason for me not to go. In my experience, casinos rarely bring out the degenerates and security is quite tight so most are dealt with swiftly. I have been to Atlantic City on several occasions and those casinos border government housing. You will never know it from the hotels or gaming floor though.
My concern is that gaming going in now would be a move in the opposite direction of financial stability in America. I know a number of people who would not have the personal discipline to stay away from those places. They would gamble away their grocery money, rent, etc, all in the hopes of "hitting it big."
I do, however, see it as a way to create jobs and provide more taxable (think sin tax) revenue for the state. The question we have to ask though is at what expense are we willing to have this enter our state?
i think it would be a good idea but why should atlanta get all the revenue. put some in some rather small towns and more people would go, not in the middle of the worst crime area in the state...no no no
No, I think that Atlanta is too filthy and overly crowded to entertain yet another attraction. If someone wanted to put in a casino in Georgia then they would look more towards Pike County where there is room for development of something of that nature.
Well I know in Mississippi there are casinos in the middle of no where in cotton fields, so if you build it they will come, I think closer to I-75 say Lamar, Monroe county line would be a good location.