Rolling The Dice

KINGSTON - About this report: As Kingstonians embark on a public discussion over whether the city wants to host a new casino development, the Whig-Standard's Paul Schliesmann and Danielle VandenBrink today begin a three-part examination of what this would mean to the city. In the days to come in the Whig and on, they'll look at what sort of operation might set up shop in the Limestone City, the social issues it might raise, and the economic spinoffs its proponents vow will make it all worthwhile. Will Kingston city council reverse decades of anti-gambling votes and roll the dice in favour of a casino? Councillors are about to become immersed in an intense debate on two fronts to determine the economic and social implications of approving what will likely be a privately owned, glitzy, Vegas-style gambling operation. Read article