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January 25th, 2002, 07:33 AM
I am considering starting a service in Central PA with one car, making casino runs to Atlantic City. Since I won't have any help starting the business, I'm looking for niches to pay for a car with only weekend work. I may farm out the car during the week to another company.
Here's the question. Is the market there? What about catering to special sporting events like NASCAR , NFL, and MLB? Is it stupid to farm out the car.

Also, I'm thinking about partnering with a local bus/tour line to take advantage of existing clients and advertising. They may book most of my clients and get a piece for doing so.

January 25th, 2002, 11:03 AM
Are there any other company's currently doing this? What is your metropolitan area population?

Your idea seems plausible however there are many licensing considerations. I believe to run interstate trips you need to get licensed federally thru the Department of Transportation. Then there also is the regulations by Pennsylvania. JHJ is based in PA so he probably could tell you the pluses/minuses of your thoughts.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
Michael

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January 25th, 2002, 11:07 AM
Also, what kind of "car" you running?

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January 25th, 2002, 11:47 AM
I would be running a 100" or 120" (probably white) Cadillac. Area population is around 15,000 with an adjacent city of 80,000 40min away. My city is an hour from Baltimore, but in the country. Because of the small population, there is only one major provider in the entire area. When I lived in Pensacola, Fla. casino runs to Biloxi were very lucrative, but there were more rich folks and less regulation. I did not expect this degree of regulation compared with the South. PA seems structured to discourage new operators. Anyway, I'm trying to discover if there is a niche market that can support a car and make a small profit. Again, if I'm nuts...someone let me know.