Town and municipality ask for casino study

Carla Allen
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The Municipality of Yarmouth is partnering with the Town of Yarmouth to request the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC) to conduct a feasibility study regarding the potential of a casino/entertainment centre for this region.

Town and municipality ask for casino study

Stacy O’Rourke, manager of communications for the NSGC, said that when a request is received from a municipality, the first step is to determine if it fits within the direction set out in the 2011 Responsible Gaming Strategy.

“Further steps would be determined from there based on the specifics of the request,” O’Rourke said.

 Without knowing the specifics of the request, the corporation cannot determine what the costs might be, what the study would entail or how long it would take.




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  • A. Sherman
    September 02, 2012 - 16:49

    After years of successfully turning away viable industries from this area, this is the best the powers-that-be could come up with? There is one industry that could benefit from this...the repo business. Time to get in on the ground floor...nothing like putting white papers in people's windows who have lost their life savings.

  • YarmouthGirl
    August 31, 2012 - 10:46

    I think this is a great idea! The problem is going to be the few who dont want it are not going to let it happen.

  • Robin Dellinger
    August 30, 2012 - 18:31

    Might as well add a brothel!

    • Josh
      September 02, 2012 - 23:09

      Don't blindly assume that a gaming centre would breed crime or a lower standard of morality in the town. Think of the wharf rat rally and all the opposition that would brought at the beginning; it is now a hugely successful economic and social event. Casinos bring tourist dollars and one in the Yarmouth area would be a great draw.

  • JimmySea
    August 29, 2012 - 13:49

    I can't see a "casino/entertainment centre" as something that would help this area. How about taking the $ being wasted on a casino or 'entertainment centre' and go out and lease a ferry to put more spending tourists in town first!

  • Michael
    August 29, 2012 - 10:20

    Why would the Town and Municipality be asking for this study, which would be paid for by our taxes (either municipal or provincial or both) when a gaming centre is already being built in this community? Seems like a waste of money and time.

  • John Deveau
    August 29, 2012 - 09:13

    If this is the best the collective brain trust in town hall and the municipal castle in Hebron can come up with in terms of ideas for economic development, they're making an excellent case for why none of them should be reelected. For all the challenges facing our area, why not add gambling to the mix? It's done wonders for the Sydney area.