Well folks, we’re in the casino business and “business’ is the key word. With that in mind here’s praying that the new digs that will probably be built at Suffolk Downs takes big money from non-Mass residents. Obviously it doesn’t work if we’re the only ones going. I think Moe summed it up best when he said to Schemp, “Hey, don’t eat the profits.”
The law calls for three casinos. One far out west, one in Bristol County and the Cape. Speaking of which, why don’t we just annex Bristol County to Rhode Island. Really. Anyone here have any use for New Bedford and Fall River and the people with the funny accents that live there? Let Rhodie deal with them.
Where was I? Oh, the other casino is Worcester east to Boston. That’s the one I want to talk about. The one we expect Joe O’Donnell and the racing guy from New York to have the dough and land to walk away with a license.
Think about it. This place could be a magnet for high rollers. Fly into Logan and take a private limo for a seven minute ride to players paradise. Don’t want to stay at the five star exclusive hotel within the complex then we have a Ritz, a Four Season, and other top shelf places within minutes.
And guess what? We are going to have big time hard to get entertainment coming to the Bob DeLeo Theater. Major stars. Can you say ‘championship boxing match’? And the celebrities. My goodness. The Inside Track hags must be having seizures just thinking about it.
And thoroughbred racing in Boston gets a big boost. Don’t forget, the real guy behind Suffolk is a successful race track owner/operator from New York. He’a all about racing. We could have a pretty good meet every year attracting top horses/trainers. That brings outside money. And I hope to see Joe O’Donnell’s rich friends start getting into the racing game at Suffolk. Come on boys. Form some syndicates.
Now ladies and gents, for this to happen there is one thing we must do. Stay away. What? You heard me. stay away? Not all the time, only when you want to spend some dough. Not big dough. But a night out. No penny slots and other games that attract us pathetics who dissuade others from going to casinos. Remember, we are all in this business together. You keep the crazy cousin in the kitchen. Not to be seen or heard by customers.
Sure we can go during most weekdays etc. But on weekends and most nights the average Joe should not be able to afford the place but for special occassions. Like Capital Grill. None of this affordable for everyman crap. Or do we want a sad and tacky joint like Rhode Island has with poor man’s Hooter Girl’s slinging beers and doing the TV commercial. Anyone see that?
And the shows. Small intimate theater so the ticket prices should be beyond reasonable. Use them as swag for some international whales and others who can pay. No Brianna’s from Saugus taking their boyfriend Joey to see Chris Rock for his birthday.
Of course the track won’t be like this. One of the last places in America where everyone is equal. Richest to the poorest to the whitest to the darkest. Nothing like it when it comes to atmosphere.
Hopefully the new slot parlor will be close to bean town and the oxygen tanks can be wheeled there and not Suffolk. Perhaps that is what Wonderland is for. Suffolk controls that land. Perhaps two bids by the O’Donnell group. Slots for Wonderland and Casino complex for Suffolk.
Who knows what they are thinking? And who knows how the recent gambling economy will affect the bids? All I know is that this better help the track. Why? Because I love the track and it’s all about me.