danville casino plan

danville casino plan


((JESSICA)) WHILE DANVILLE HAS BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO BUILD A CASINO… THEY HAVE FEWER THAN FOUR MONTHS TO COME UP WITH A PLAN AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE STATE GAMING BOARD. ((PAUL)) A PRESENTATION AT TONIGHT COUNCIL MEETING KICKSTARTED THE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE CASINO’S FUTURE. W-C-I-A 3’s JENNIFER JENSEN IS HERE. JENNIFER — WHAT HAPPENED AT THAT MEETING? ((JENNIFER J)) A LOT OF NEW INFORMATION CAME OUT. THEY ANNOUNCED THE LOCATION THAT WAS SELECTED AND LAID OUT THE DETAILS OF WHAT THE CITY IS LOOKING FOR OUT OF THIS MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT. Vicki haugen -“this really is going to be a marathon process” DANVILLE IS WORKING WITH VERMILION DEVELOPMENT TO EXPEDITE THE PLANNING OF A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR CASINO PROJECT AS THE LICENSE APPLICATION DEADLINE ON OCTOBER 28TH IS FAST APPROACHING. THERE LIST OF DECISIONS TO BE MADE IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. THE CASINO STEERING COMMITTEE SETTLED ON A LOCATION: IT THE AREA SOUTH OF THE 74 INTERCHANGE NEAR THE ILLINOIS INDIANA BORDER. THE NEXT BIG STEP IS CHOOSING AN OPERATOR. Vicki haugen -“it specialized development and a very expensive development starting with the 250 thousand non refundable application fee to the gaming board” THE OPERATOR WILL PUT UP THAT MONEY AT THEIR OWN RISK, NOT AT THE CITY COCAGNE WITH VERMILION DEVELOPMENT SAYS THERE LONG LIST OF REQUIREMENTS THEY THEY DECIDE. THEY EVALUATING PROSPECTIVE COMPANIES FOR EXPERIENCE IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY, DESIGN PLANS, POTENTIAL JOB PREDICTIONS, COMPLIANCE RECORD, AND SAFETY AND SECURITY EXPECTATIONS. COCAGNE SAYS THERE THEY Cocagne -“also how we leverage that investment into the Danville community and utilize it to benefit the community as a whole while being true to its roots and drawing in the wonderful legacies of Danville” THEY LOOKING FOR AN OPERATOR WHO CAN SPUR DEVELOPMENT OUTSIDE OF CASINO AND AROUND THE CITY. THE CITY SAYS THEY EXPECTING TO GENERATE LOT OF TAX REVENUE FROM THIS BUT THEY DON YET. WHILE THE PLAN PROGRESSES, SOME DID SHOW CONCERN ABOUT THE POSSIBLE AFFECTS OF A CASINO AT THE COUNCIL MEETING DURING PUBLIC COMMENT. Randy downy (public comment)”people who abuse alcohol have a 23 times hight rate of gambling addiction. Also according to a study by Georgia state university 50% of problem gamblers commit crimes” DESPITE CONCERNS, THE CITY DOES PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CASINO DEVELOPMENT. ((JENNIFER J)) NOW THE DEVELOPER AND THE STEERING COMMITTEE WITH START CONSIDERING COMPANIES TO TAKE ON THE PROJECT. THEY HAVE UNTIL END OF JULY TO APPLY. IN THE NEWSROOM I’M JENNIFER JENSEN WCIA THREE YOUR LOCAL NEWS LEADER. ((PAUL)) THANKS JENNIFER. ((PAUL)) THE STATE REQUIRES AT LEAST ONE PUBLIC HEARING TO INFORM AND INCLUDE THE PUBLIC IN THE PROCESS OF THE PLAN. THAT HAS TO HAPPEN BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. NO DATE HAS BEEN SET. ((JESSICA)) THE CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CORONER SAYS A ONE YEAR OLD IS DEAD AFTER BEING SHOT BY A PELLET RIFLE. IT HAPPENED

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