Dan Gilbert Pushes Cleveland Casino Back to 2013

No blackjack til 2013? Why are you smiling?
  • No blackjack til 2013? Why are you smiling?

The Cleveland casino, though on no firm timeline, was expected to open in late 2011 or early 2012. News this morning from the Plain Dealer has Dan Gilbert pushing back that date to mid-2013. Doesn't he know we're all degenerates and can't wait that long?

While Gilbert and his team have the ability to open a temporary casino in the Higbees building until the glimmering $600 million palace is complete, there's been no word on whether the new delay, which would put Cleveland as the last of the four Ohio casinos to officially open, will nudge the temporary location into action.

Seriously, doesn't he know we're all degenerates and can't wait that long?

Problems with acquiring the land needed to build the casino are at the root of the delay. Gilbert has his eyes on land just west of Tower City. Apparently, it's a "complex" situation, like trying to understand craps.

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