Originally Posted 6/2/06 – Penn National Gaming CEO reaches an unprecedented level of casino arrogance

The Bear Growls:  Penn National Gaming CEO reaches an unprecedented level of casino arrogance

June 2, 2006

From the article Casino exec backs eminent domain

Peter M. Carlino, chairman and chief executive officer of Penn National Gaming Inc., said eminent domain would help solve the city’s critical shortage of developable land and encourage more casino companies to come to town.

The abuse of eminent domain is a topic for another forum.  But to suggest that government should force a private landowner to sell to casino interests is ridiculous.  It’s hard to believe that even a casino executive could be so arrogant.

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