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December 12, 2012

Blog: Is new casino worth cost?

James Bright
The Express-Star

GRADY COUNTY — So, I have to admit that I am mildly unconvinced by all this casino hubbub.

I realize that it will bring people from the surrounding counties into Grady to spend their money and by that rational will foster prosperity, but don't casinos come with a negative element?

As I have grown up in Texas I could be way off the mark here. I just assume that this sort of establishment is accompanied by droves of less than reputable people, but I could be very wrong in that assumption.

I don't want to give anyone the wrong impression. I love the idea of a casino in Grady County. I love anything that could add a new economic dynamic to our county. I just wonder if it's worth the possible cost.