Louis Beck is not a gambler. At the outset, he wants this perfectly understood.

Seated in the corporate offices of Union Savings Bank in Symmes Township, Beck"”immaculately tailored and groomed"”places both hands on his desk and talks about slot machines. "I'm not a gambler. I'm in the hotel and banking business. But it struck me that Cincinnati really ought to have it.

"Many people missed the point. This was always about economic development. It wasn't about gaming."

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