- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)10
- Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri (7/18/16)1
- Woman sleeping in car accused of attacking Cape officer (7/26/16)13
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Former Scott City mayor refutes claims made about loss of curbside recycling pickup (7/26/16)
- Hastings in Cape closing (7/22/16)5
- Governor signs Rep. Swan bill that equalizes child-custody criteria (7/6/16)5
- Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court (7/20/16)2
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
- Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday (7/21/16)2
Casino pros outweigh cons
I have to expand on what Jean Rabe wrote regarding the fact that a casino would be just what Cape Girardeau needs.
A person has a choice to gamble or not to gamble, and there are mechanisms in place should anyone have an addiction to gambling.
As far as crime goes, a casino does not create more crime. It actually lessens crime due to all the security, plus a casino would work hand in hand with Cape Girardeau police.
The casino would create 300 to 500 jobs. Have you noticed how many people are out of work lately or how many travel great distances to work?
A casino would create $3 million a year in revenue. This would be just what the downtown needs. Have you been to St. Charles and seen how beautiful the downtown is there? Our downtown needs help and needs revitalizing.
Everything has pros and cons, but the pros far outweigh the cons in this measure.
AGNES EYLER, Cape Girardeau