Monday, September 15, 2008

It has been too long...

since I last posted. Not too much going on here until last week. The local paper, The Journal, had an article about Table Gaming revenues estimates in West Virginia.

As some background, the 4 racetracks in the state could have table gaming if the voters in the county where the racetrack is located voted to have table gaming. 3 of the 4 counties voted to have table gaming. The fourth, Jefferson County in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia did voted it down.

The article said that the State's Table Gaming authority - the State Lottery Commission had new estimates of how much revenue the track in Jefferson County, Charles Town Races and Slots would have made in the first and second years of Table Gaming. Their initial estimates were low. Jefferson County Schools, the beneficiary of the Table Gaming revenue would have received approximately 2.25 million the first year instead of 1.45 million. And in the second year (and subsequent years) would have received about 4.5 million.

Some county officials thought that there would have been a bigger push to vote for Table Gaming if these numbers had been presented at the time of the vote.

In related news, I was flipping around on cable and caught a local commercial for Charles Town Races and Slots. It was a PR commercial - this is what we have done to help the community type spot.

I can smell another vote on Table Gaming coming up next year. This time, hopefully, the fine citizens of Jefferson County will vote "Yes" so I can have a poker room 20 minutes from the house.

Stay tuned for updates...

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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