Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I'm sure by now everyone has read or heard about the proposal for a 'new' gambling law allowing Texas hold 'em and some other types of poker games is in the works.
Now it's rather ironic that they are doing this so close on the heels of a NO to casino vote, BUT there seems to be some merit to this, although I not sure of all the details. I do know this much, It will utilize the La Fiesta, require an investor , which may be hard to find, and could generate some badly needed cash. The SCA was rejected largely because of the act itself and not particularly the casino in its own, although I'm not going to go there now.
Maybe this will work in some sort of way but I think we should let them give it a try. This could also be the beginning to help get the poker rooms out of the local villages too. I just don't know though. What are your thoughts and ideas on this, I know some interest has already been generated and everyone seems a little pensive about it, so what say ye? Comment below...


Pragmatic Plato said...

Wouldn't it be cool if the bills that they were acting on were available online in a timely fashion not 3 weeks after they have become law.

I will wait to see the Bill before throwing in my two-cents. There are some odd things that I am unsure of like allowing more video type gaming machines into the CNMI (video poker has been so detrimental) and perhaps allowing them to be situated in any hotel with more than 200 rooms.

Boycott Porky's!


glend558 said...

PP, Maybe a referendum to require the posting of new bills would be in order. If I said "a penny for your thoughts" and you put in your 2 cents, who would get the extra penny?

Pragmatic Plato said...

WE know that a majority of the population in every district in Saipan voted "no" to the SCA.

Some may have voted that way because of the wording of the act, some because of a distaste of gambling, some because of the racial under/over-tones. The point is none of us know exactly why each of those voters voted "no".

What has caused my blood to boil is that the Representatives of these same people that voted cannot know either. Yet they produce and pass on first reading a gambling legalization bill.

What the FU@K??!! Who are they representing? No public hearing. no community input.

It is this know-it-all, self righteous, omnipotent attitude of our public servents (shit I think I laughed out loud when I typed that) that just gets me screaming.

Sure this bill may be worded better. Sure this may be a great economic benefit to the CNMI. The point is we don't know. We were never asked. We were never given a chance to review or discuss it.

They have an emergency session for both the House and the Senate today. I hope to any god that they don't just ram this through into law in one day.


You represent the people. To do what you are doing on the heels of the results of the SCA vote is dispicable. Grow half a brain and stop acting like demigods.

Boycott Porky's!


PS: Donate the extra cent to the rebels. I await the coup.

glend558 said...

It surely is a slap in the face of all the voters confirming my theory that once elected and in office no one gives a shit about the public anymore and will go on with their own agendas. I have said this before and it is showing here again.
I think however the bill should be considered, thoughbeit untimely.

Dominic said...

The wheels of govt in the CNMI spin like the wheel on a roulette table.

lil_hammerhead said...

I saw a story about the bill in the paper a few weeks ago. I wondered why it hadn't made the news. I figure it won't hold up in court if it does pass.

:) Good one Dominic.