Construction Begins In Gretna for Horse Racetrack and Poker Facility

By: Jerry Askin Email
By: Jerry Askin Email

Construction began this week on the 100-acre site near the I-10 interchange in Gretna that will bring a horse racing and a poker facility to the city. City leaders and officials were at the site Friday morning in Gretna excited about what's to come for their city.

Gretna Mayor Helen Franks says, "We have been waiting on something to come and happen for Gretna so Gretna can actually grow and bring some money and jobs to this city that we very much need."

The site is also expected to bring in thousands to play poker. It is scheduled to be completed by this winter.


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  • by Bolillo Location: Wakulla on Apr 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM
    So as in the days of Noah.....
  • by if Location: nf on Apr 25, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    if you want a nice gun & knife club this should be it.the indians won't even be safe in gretna and they though the cowboys were bad.
  • by Earl lee Byrd Location: Gadsden county on Apr 25, 2011 at 08:49 AM
    You smug idiots. This ain't Gretna black folk. These are porch creek Indians They paid off their casino costing over two hundred million in Atmore Alabama in less than two years. they are the owners not your tax dollars or entitlement monies or Gov Scott deals with destination casinos. Read and research before you embarrass yourself any further
  • by Cornelius Location: Gretna on Apr 24, 2011 at 10:54 AM
    I hope they have free drinks, hanging out in front of the grocery store here in Gretna all day is old.
  • by carla Location: fl on Apr 23, 2011 at 08:15 PM
    if we dont take the power away from these idiots in our county gov. they are going to run us for good.
  • by Anon on Apr 23, 2011 at 12:18 PM
    Hamilton Jai Alai And Poker outside of Jasper is on the brink of bankruptcy as well, despite promises of hundreds of jobs and millions in tax revenue. This is a bad investment. Period. We're not South Florida.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    I have to drive by this location daily going to and from work. I will NOT slow down to be robbed or worse. So they better stay out of the road.
  • by tax payer Location: fl on Apr 23, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    I SURE HOPE THE FED'S. ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON WHERE ALL THE MONEY IS GOING. WHAT AWASTE AND A DISASTER.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    More effort needs to be put to building manufacturing and assembly facilites that MAKE stuff, not places that just takes peoples money. North Florida will be better when we start producing again, stop buying from overseas.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Apr 23, 2011 at 08:49 AM
    Folks I guarantee you its just a matter of time before this will turn into another Gadsden County fiasco. I can't tell you when, what, or by whom. You just watch. This is a 3rd world county.
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