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City: Flyers about San Ramon casino are false

Original post made on Aug 13, 2014

San Ramon city officials have posted a message on the city website denying claims made in a flyer that has been mailed to residents asking them to contact the city about a "new casino in San Ramon."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 3:08 PM

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Posted by Beth
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 13, 2014 at 6:46 am

Not only have I received a mailing, but a group has called the house too urging me to get involved in a movement to stop the casino from coming to San Ramon. Wondered what this was all about--thanks for setting the record straight.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:29 am

There still seems to be a bit of confusion. On one hand an existing State Card Room License has been approved and renewed...but the other hand there is no location approved.

I wonder if they are talking about the Card Room for the Old Out-Post Facility that has been there since the beginning of time.

Just wondering...Also, how can a Card Room License be renewed with a location listed in the Application.

Oh well, what ever it is.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by I wonder
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 15, 2014 at 6:12 am

Who would spend this much money to stop a casino from opening in San Ramon except another casino in the area that doesn't want any more competition?

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Posted by really
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 15, 2014 at 6:34 am

Julia, maybe they are two separate processes, just maybe. Maybe you have to have a license in force and separately have an application for location approved. Duh. Maybe you're the one who is confused.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 15, 2014 at 7:41 am

I also received a very slick and large 'postcard' in the mail trying to stop a casino. That card mailer and the phone survey probably cost more than $20,000 to fund. Other than another casino, who has that much money to spend on stopping a casino from coming to San Ramon?

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Posted by Casino??
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

Resident - your comment makes sense.

Nobody else has that kind of money to spend on a campaign against something that isn't even planned. The owner of the card room license mentioned owns no property in San Ramon and doesn't lease any space either. They own the casino/card room in Pacheco near Concord/Martinez. Some other casino/card room owner nearby probably doesn't want the competition. Maybe the card room owner in Livermore?

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Posted by dirkadirka
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Walmart wasn't coming to San Ramon either, look what happened there. Boy did the politicians lie on that one! They had the goat poop on their faces. Stay vigilant and stay tuned. If it were not for the Walmart lies, the response might be more believable. The politician weasels always try to make excuses for themselves, but in the end we all know they were lies. Trust the weasels as far as you can toss them. A lot of them are pretty fat, so it's not very far.

Drink the goat milk, it's good for you.

Dirka Dirka

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Posted by Franzue
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Who would be paying so much money for this flyers? ......Politicians & Lobbies are working very hard for next county-city election time. There are a bunch of CROOKS as usual.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:13 am

I remember that the city staff denied that Walmart was putting in one of their large department stores. Which is not what went in. The staff never said that Walmart would not put in a grocery store. I think that the Neighborhood Market that went in is MUCH better than the old Le Asia or when it was just an empty store front.

So city staff didn't lie to anyone regarding the grocery at the south end of town.

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Posted by SR Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

The people that sent the flier should sell elephant repellant! They could claim success in keeping elephants out just like they can claim success in keeping a card room out of San Ramon.

There is no casino or card room and one can't happen without many public hearings. Read the city website Web Link

Subscribe to the council and planning commission agendas and look for a hearing on this subject.

And keep your elephant repellant handy!

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Posted by Local
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

Read the SRV Times column by Tom Barnidge titled " About that casino that's coming to San Ramon - - it isn't"

See Web Link

He says that there is nothing to this casino coming to San Ramon

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Posted by JT
a resident of Danville
on Aug 28, 2014 at 8:16 am

Another example of the masses being fooled...
"There is no casino coming to San Ramon."
Think about it people, just when does a casino "come" to San Ramon.
There are so many assumptions in this you could drive a politicans lieing backside through.
Why would anyone spend money on this if there weren't some kind of truth to it...
Did the group who was looking at San Ramon as a possible outpost send it out to guage the opposition. Did a competing casino group send it out to stop a potential competitor?
Y'all are smoking something if you don't believe that Casino Development Companies aren't poking around in every city imagineable. Heck, there are decendents of the Tatcan Indians that could easily claim ancestral/historical linkage, buy some land and put up a casino on "Tribal Property"

So while a casino might "not be coming" to San Ramon. Perhaps it could be better phrased as "Local Miwoks, those chased out by the Juniperos, are seeking a tribal home in San Ramon..." And you can guess what that means.
And besides, what is wrong with a casino in San Ramon? It can fund another downtown retail projects!

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Posted by Local
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 28, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Without many public hearings at the planning commission AND the city council there will be no casino or card room. There is no business permit or any of the other documents that have to be filed to have a valid license.

Indians or not, there is no basis for projecting a possible casino in San Ramon. This is some kind of scare tactic to raise money or some other scam.

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