Since the new Cincinnati Casino is now open – and since it’s between my house and downtown, when I cut through Eden Park (and I love to cut through Eden Park, especially in the spring!) – I have wanted to see what difference it’s going to make.
The short answer – not much, thus far. There is an additional traffic light on Gilbert Avenue, right at the on ramp to I-71 (convenient as heck for those leaving), and there has been some traffic coming out as I’ve driven by, but no problems as yet. The merge ramp from I-71 in to Gilbert has markedly more traffic, but fairly easy if I’m in the left lane heading into downtown. And I’ve gone by on the Reading Road side – more traffic, but not a problem.
It is huge and shiny and bright and goes 24/7/365. Originally, the casino folk had said the restaurants would be open directly to the outside, so patrons could eat there without being actually in the gambling areas. A friend says that is not so – and she’s amazed that I was ever naive enough to believe that would be the case.
Since I psychically have a hard time even being in a closed shopping mall (so much anxiety, greed, negative energy), and always had difficulties in casinos, which are an even higher level of all three (I get physically uncomfortable, antsy, feel pressure in my head) – I am not actually ever likely to go in.
Or maybe I will sometime, just to check and see if I / my body still reacts the same way.