I was appalled when I read in the newspaper that over 8,000 signatures have been collected in favor of the proposed racetrack/casino.
I wondered where these signatures had come from as there certainly are not 8,000 supporters in Tucumcari.
If Clovis and Amarillo want a casino so bad, let them fight for one in their town. Of course they would rather have it here where they can come and play, go home and not worry about the headaches and heartaches of having it in their backyard.
I am amazed at the greed of a few in this town. They think they’re going to make a bundle, but at what cost? Or don’t they care?
Why doesn’t this town advertise more about the two beautiful lakes nearby, and the good weather? This is perfect for a new “Sun City” like Arizona has. Retirees bring a lot of money into town.
When the racetrack/casino was discussed last year, it seemed it was already a done deal. Our city leaders really didn’t want to hear from citizens who were against it.
But not everyone is in favor of this venture. I love the banners on vacant buildings that advertise “We support the racetrack.” Must be the mice.
I once lived in a small Nevada town where there was a casino/restaurant. The lady who owned it did employ people who had no other place to go locally for a job.
But no matter what time you went there to eat, most of the employees not on duty were spending most of their paychecks right back on the slots or card games.
How many people have lost their homes and savings to casinos that have popped up all over the nation?
Has Tucumcari even bothered to consult with Gamblers Anonymous?