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Thought this was an Onion article for a second, disappointed to find out it's not.
High rollers, smaller scale, and slots does not compute.
he "Casino" at Acqueduct is the most depressing place on earth.
Although Sterling Equities wouldn’t directly operate or build the casino, any investment by the Mets’ owners in such a venture could raise eyebrows, considering Major League Baseball’s tough antigambling policies.
A league spokesman said that MLB would “need to get all of the details of the agreement” and that it would ultimately be Commissioner Bud Selig’s call.
Nutting, a West Virginia resident and the chief executive of the Ogden newspaper chain, bought the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in western Pennsylvania earlier this year. His original idea was to build a casino of 500 slot machines at the ski resort, enhancing the resort and its revenue.
But he has abandoned his plan because baseball doesn’t permit a club owner to own or operate a casino.
“We withdrew the application for slot machines because the rules in baseball are very clear,” Nutting said yesterday by telephone. “Rather than try to come up with a structure that maybe would have subverted the intent, we thought it was appropriate to respect the intent of the rule and withdrew.”
95% of casinos on earth are depressing places.
#20 They ran into trouble with one particular (peculiar?) commissioner -- Bowie Kuhn -- and one of the first things Uberroth did on taking over was to rescind the ban.
#25 It wasn't permanent. It was structure so that they didn't even nedd to re-apply. The ban came off the moment they stopped working for the casinos.
And I'm with Uberroth here. It's only betting on baseball that's a (baseball related) sin.
If Bowie tried to make it permanent or yank them out of the Hall, then I'd agree. But none of that happened. Two guys went on the casino payroll and Bowie said they sit this out until that's over. Makes sense to me.
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