Casino vs Casino: The Quest for more Money!

Every so often something just lands in your mailbox and you are compelled to write something about it. So, without further ado I present to you those behind the push against legalized gambling in Arkansas.

So who are these so called concerned Arkansans? 

Well, right off the bottom right side in small print on the opposite side of the "Where to send the oversized postcard it reads "The Committee to Protest Arkansas Values / Stop Casinos.

Which meant I would have to first search google and to my surprise it popped up in the google search that the committee is registered with the Arkansas Ethics Commission which means likely this is a lobbyist but the lobbyist is getting paid somehow.

My next question was who is funding this organization?

The answer was on the 3 page of the of the Ballot Question Committee Final Report.

Anyway, the non surprise here is one to heavily fund the CPAV / Stop Casinos organization as of August 30, 2016, at a total of $59,500.00 and that is none other than Oaklawn Racing & Gaming.

However, on the other side of the country in Yankee territory with an address listed in Buffalo, NY is Delaware North.

So, what is Delaware North? One google search will lead you to the company's website

However, to answer the question here we will use it's own language via a screen grab of it's website.

In short, it's an operator of gaming resorts, hotels, concessionaire outfits.

Now, I must state that until recently Delaware North Companies had the concessionaire contract for Yosemite National  Park. Yet, DNC's name was drug through the proverbial mud because they didn't want another concessionaire outfit to grab the now relinquished contract for Yosemite National Park so they thought it would be a great idea to license the names like the iconic Awahnee hotel is now known as the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. (and at last check which sounds better for $400 a night stay)

*I will also state for the record, when I lived and worked in California from April 2008 to April 2009 it was at Yosemite and my employer was Delaware North*

Now this out of state organization has funded the above flyer to convince you the Arkansas voter that voting against casinos is for your best interests when Delaware North is an operator of Casinos and facility that allows gambling on dag races in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Something tells me if the gambling measure was for allowing a casino at the Greyhound Dog Track Delaware North would not have an issue what so ever.

In the long run they are opposed to this ballot measure because they stand to loose dollars and rather than joining the fight to allow gambling state wide this privately held corporation would rather throw a hissy fit because of its love of money.


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