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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Casino Competition

Sara Evans
If you've spent any time on the road in Oklahoma, you've no doubt seen the billboards promoting any one of the multitudinous Native American Casinos we have in the great state of Oklahoma.  I saw one for the Riverwind Casino over by the Fairgrounds for an upcoming Sara Evans concert and it dawned on me...

Isn't a bunch of taxpayer money being spent to improve the building formerly known as the "Ford Center" as well as the Cox Convention Center?  Weren't these to be billed as new concert venues, blah, blah, blah?

Seems that perhaps we were wrong.

There is built-in competition now for large music venues and how the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater stays alive with all the casino competition befuddles me.  And it isn't like the casinos are drawing in lesser-known artists...they are getting the big fish in the musical pond.

Just makes you wonder a little, doesn't it?