“Ditch Your Kids at Disneyland…

While gambling away their college tuition in Garden Grove” – Soon the new city slogan of Garden Grove.

I guess the option has been put back on the table for the city of Garden Grove to build a casino just up the street from the happiest place on earth. According to KNBC, GG is 80% residential and they have been desperate for additional tax revenue. The city has even developed the area closest to the Anaheim border to be an alternative resort destination for out of town guests. It has all of the trappings of a tourist destination, a Joe’s Crab Shack, About four Starbucks within walking distance of each other, and you can see the Disneyland resort from the hotels.

But Gambling?

Michael you might feel at home, instead of a Vegas bender you can play the cards close to home. But one wonders if parents will even spend time in a casino when most of the time they will be over at the resort?

Will a casino really help Garden Grove?

I doubt it. For GG to really make a profit they will probably need more then one casino, additional business revenues, and maybe a Disney theme park of their own.

If anyone knows the numbers and wants to “bet” on the casino plan sound off in the comment section (and I’m sure the bot spammers will cling to this like ants to a melting Popsicle)

2 Comments so far

  1. Michael Doss (unregistered) on August 31st, 2005 @ 10:56 am

    I love the casino plan for a couple reasons. First, the selfish – I enjoy gambling. Second, the tax revenue is amazing with casinos.

    I don’t think it’ll be a big additional draw for the Disney crowd, they’ll be too busy, like you said. But locals will flock to it in huge numbers. My only worries are the usual ones with large “sin” developments – noise and crime. But hopefully that can be worked out. While the Indian Casinos are a little different, most certainly don’t have the “seedy” element problem, so I’m sure it can be avoided through smart planning.


  2. RW (unregistered) on September 5th, 2005 @ 1:29 pm

    Where’s all this sin and crime people are talking about with all the other casinos in california?? I’ve never heard of any crimes and I live in the Palm Springs area with atleast 10 casinos. Dont forget about the tribe that could benefit from a casino where they live now with no electricity and has to bring in a bucket of well water to flush their toilets!!!



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