Owners want to turn iconic Sacramento tower into casino

Owners want to turn iconic Sacramento tower into casino


REPORTS, HE SHOWS US HOW THE
PROJECT COULD WAKE UP
SACRAMENTO’S SLEEPY DOWNTOWN
DISTRICT.
ANCHOR: THE 15 STORY ELKS TOWER
LOOMS LARGE IN DOWNTOWN
SACRAMENTO, BUT IT IS NOT A
MAJOR DESTINATION, NOT YET.
ITS OWNER HAS FILED PAPERWORK TO
TRANSFORM SOME OF THE BUILDING
INTO A 24-HOUR GAMING FLOOR,
LOUNGE BAR, AND RESTAURANT.
>>IT IS AN EXCITING TIME FOR A
REBIRTH IN SACRAMENTO, AND THIS
IS AN EXCITING PIECE OF THAT
REBIRTH.
TOM: HE SEES THE GOLDEN ONE
CENTER AS A LEADING THAT
REBIRTH.
OTHER AREAS LIKE SACRAMENTO’S L
STREET ARE PLENTY BUSY, TOO.
THE AREA AROUND THE PROPOSED
CASINO CAN BE SLEEPY, TO SAY
THE LEAST.
>>WE WANTED TO BE AN 18 HOUR
CITY.
TOM:
JUST FOUR CARDROOMS ARE
ALLOWED WITHIN SACRAMENTO CITY
LIMITS.
ONLY CARD GAMES
ARE ALLOWED, AND
PLAYERS COMPETE AGAINST EACH
OTHER, NOT THE HOUSE.
THEY PLAY A SMALL — THEY PAY A
SMALL FEE TO PLAY EACH HAND.
>>I DO NOT THINK RIGHT NOW
THERE IS ENOUGH REAL AXIS PLAY
— REAL ACTIVE PLAYERS IN TOWN.
>>THE MORE COMPETITION THE
BETTER.
TOM: THE CITY
NEEDS TO DECIDE IF
IT WANTS TO GO ALL IN ON ANOTHER
CASINO, A GAMBLE THAT COULD BE A

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