This week the Louisiana Slidel City Council voted against a proposed referendum to make it possible for St. พนัน กีฬา ออนไลน์Tammany Parish voters to determine whether or not their long-standing commercial gambling ban is to be lifted.
The question of the casino referendum took five votes in favour of two of the nine municipal council members missing from the meeting on Tuesday night sbobet asia in favour of the local authorities. In November only four municipal council members approved the issue of gambling after two hours of fervent discussion.
The comments made
I refuse to play for the future of Slidell and for our safety,” said Glynn Pichon, a member of the council. Council Member David Dunham, one of four voters for a casino bill, claimed that the council should help locals, not legislators or elected authorities, in deciding whether to revoke a 1996 parish vote that banned commercial riverboat gaming. A symbolic test is what we decide,” Dunham said. “What is more American than the ability to vote?
No Jurisdiction Vote
The Diamond Jacks Casino closed in Bossier City last year during the Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E). The casino operator in California wishes to transfer its franchise to a region less populated with riverboats in casinos. In Slidell at the Lakeshore Marina, the organisation claims it found an excellent spot. To allow P2E to create a new casino, however, and carry their licence to the south, the people of St. Tammmany Parish must sign up.
Inaugurated by Sen. Sharon Hewitt (R-Slidell), Senate Bill 213 aims to put the issue of a gambling referendum before voters in the parish. The bill approved last week by the Louisiana Judiciary Committee and is now on the Finance Committee of the House.
In November St. Tammany Parish residents will weigh in on the casino matter if the bill passed the Senate and the House and is then signed by the Governor. The reluctance of the Slidell City Council to endorse the referendum has little to do with the Baton Rouge Project, except, possibly, to change their position of certain state legislators as to whether to endorse the resolution.
Opinions on gaming
A quarter of a century ago, St. Tammany Parish residents readily defeated a motion to legalise the gaming of riverboats. The problem was supported by just 38%. 25 years later, others think that gambling has shifted minds. 67,3% of the St. Tammany voting population supported legalising sports betting to occur in the parish during the 2020 presidential election. P2E claims locals would spend over $250 millions on building a new resort if they lift the gaming ban in the parish. This will produce 1,700 building workers and 1,000 permanent jobs later.
In February the St. Tammany Parish Council in Slidell City Council did not approve the referendum. In support of this motion, the parish council voted 11-1.
Jackets of Diamond
Peninsula Pacific Entertainment promotes the initiative to put a casino in Slidell (P2E). DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City closed last year in the middle of the pandemic.
P2E claims the Bossier City’s riverboat casino over-saturated. Slidell has been seen to be a more attractive market. Slidell is about 30 miles across Lake Pontchartrain north-east of New Orleans. P2E says it will spend $250 million on building a new game destination with State and Local voter funding.